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Pre & Post Sunbathing Tips

Written by Jonathan Hamilton

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Posted on 24 July 2019

Before sunbathing:

  1. Protect Against UVA damage with our UVA Body oil
  2. Take a Hat & find a place to sit in the shade
  3. Spend your first time outside sunbathing for 20 mins or when you feel the tingle - then find some shade and stay out of the sun! 
  4. If you don't have a choice and are going to be in the sun for several hours and you are quite pale, then apple our UVA body oil first followed by a SPF. We don't usually recommend SPFs due to the health risks but we'd rather not see you burn if the situation requires is dire. Yaoh Organic Sunblock is the best of a bad lot.
  5. wear a pair of good quality sunglasses! “The biggest danger with poor sunglasses is if the glasses are tinted but do not block the UV rays. The tinting in the glasses causes the pupils to dilate, since it is perceived as being darker, without the UV blocking. Then more ultraviolet radiation is able to enter the eye,” Dr. Benjamin Bert, an ophthalmologist at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in California *Look for sunglasses with a sticker or tag that promote their UV-blocking capabilities / You also want to look for shades that feature an antireflective treatment on the back side of the lenses.
  6. exposure to sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. (when the sun’s rays are most intense) so stay away during those times!

(Wolfie the office cat getting some Vitamin D haha)

After sunbathing:

  1. Have a shower to wash off the SPF.
  2. Moisturise with an oil & cream. Our facial oils & body oils will provide amino acid proteins & vitamins to keep cells strong, whilst a body lotion/ face moisturiser will provide hydration for the skin. *This will also stop skin from peeling. 
  3. Give your body a mininium of 24 hours before going back out in the sun.
  4. The best advise...be sensible! If you do want a tan then just be patient and don't take chances. 

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  • Did you know Yoah contains oxybenzone? I find Green People the most natural from what I’ve tried & the only one I don’t get prickly heat with. Have you heard of it?

    Posted by Anne-Marie Kilgour | July 29, 2019
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