Natural Sun Protection

I can’t believe it’s still sunny out, isn’t it just stunning? The Irish sun brings with it so many gifts, best of which is an increased feeling of wellness, but unfortunately, just like anything else, it’s all in the dose. Ireland has a high rate of skin cancer relative to the rest of the world. This is due to a multitude of factors but one of which is the relatively high UV index in Ireland – which is the strength of sunburn-producing ultraviolet (UV) radiation at a particular place and time. Thus, the Irish sun is often stronger than the temperature might lead you to believe. Another influential factor is the paler pigment of the skin of most Irish people. Which often leads to a faster rate of sunburn compared to someone with a darker pigment. Protecting ourselves with sun cream is an effective way of blocking harmful UV rays, but sometimes we either forget or are just not in the habit of applying daily, or maybe by the time you are reading this it’s too late and you have got a bit of a pinkish gleam to your skin already! So, what I want to provide you with is…