Sun Care Tips for Active Families

Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Ellen Christian

When the weather is nice, you can often find me outside in the garden, walking in the woods or relaxing at the lake. Check out these sun care tips I follow.

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Sun Care Tips for Active Families

Sun Care Tips for Active Families

I love being outside, but I’m very fair skin, so I pay attention to sun protection. These sun care tips for active families are perfect for those who enjoy spending time outside in the sun.

No one wants to spend all summer inside/ But, too much sun can often result in sunburn or worse. 

No one wants their vacation ruined by a sunburn, so it makes sense to cover up with sunscreen before you head outside. Did you know that many topical sunscreens on the shelf contain harmful chemicals which absorb through your skin into your bloodstream?

Many have been linked to hormone disruption. Spray-on sunscreens use finely ground, potentially harmful, nanoparticles.

Best natural sunscreen

Mineral sunscreens like those from Balanced Botanicals use Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. These natural earth minerals do not absorb into your skin.

They work by reflecting the UV radiation away from your body. The non-active biodegradable botanical ingredients their sunscreen include Calendula, Arnica, Pomegranate, Aloe, Chamomile, Rose Hips, Green Tea, Shea Butter, and Goji Berry.

Sun Care Tips for Active Families

Soothing summer skin

If you do end up with irritated skin from the sun or a heat rash, Cool Aloe is soothing and cooling. And, it works great as an after-sun formula. It’s also an excellent choice for cooling shaving irritation, jellyfish stings, and post-radiation treatment. It contains Pure Aloe, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree Oil, Green Tea Extract and Vitamin E.

Vacation sun care tips

  • Use Vacation Sav-R Sun Care Assistant 20 minutes before going in the sun and every 2-3 hours of sun exposure after that. Vacation Sav-R is a plant based tablet that will provide extra sun protection from the inside out. It uses Natural Pineapple Enzymes, Vitamin C, and Beta-Carotene.
  • Always Wear Sunscreen. The mineral based, biodegradable sunscreen by Balanced Botanicals is safe for you and safe for the environment.
  • Avoid Peak Hours of the Sun. 10 am to 2 pm are the highest UV index. They are the most likely times to get a sunburn. Alternate between the sun and shade and covering up during this time if you have to be out in the sun.
  • Water Increases Sunburn Risk. Activities in the water or snow increase your chance of sunburn because water/snow reflect the sun’s rays and swimming wash off the sunscreen. Take a Vacation Sav-R tablet to help.
  • Check a sensor. A UV sensor keychain or another type of sun sensor can tell you what the UV Index is using a simple color chart.

Vacation Sav-R is ideal for anyone spending a prolonged time in the sun or for those who are sensitive to the sun. I love that the sunscreen has a very gentle scent and after spending a bit too much time in the sun gardening, I found the Cool Aloe to be very soothing. 

6 thoughts on “Sun Care Tips for Active Families”

  1. When it comes to being in the sun I am terrible! A daily dose of sun is definitely a good thing but for me it’s a very fine line between getting my vitamin D and amping up my pain because of those warm rays. Plus I’m very fair skinned so I burn SUPER easily. I’ve been looking for sun protection that’s not as chemical laden as the ones you buy in stores so I’m going to check into this brand!

  2. I’ve never used something like this mineral biodegradable sunscreen. I pinned it since I need to replace my old sunscreen from last year. I should be getting some in the mail for my face, but this would be for my arms mostly. I like that it doesn’t absorb into the skin. Very interesting that they’ve found you often don’t get the sun protection manufacturers advertise on their products. I just avoid the most sunny time of day as you noted, and that helps too. Oh and I have to wear a hat or my scalp will burn if not covered!

  3. I am bad about sun protection … I think I slather myself with sunscreen but it’s never enough. Cool aloe is a nice respite from any burns I get, too.

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