SUNSCREEN THE NATURAL WAY

Sunscreen is good for you!
Sunscreen is good for you!

Whatever your age you need sunscreen.

And seeing that i am not very good at using chemical sunscreen,I decided to do some research on natural ways to reduce sun damage.

The result….some new green  ideas for protecting your skin against sun burns and damage.

1.Wearing a hat

Wearing a wide brimmed hat when the sun is really hot  will go a long way towards protecting your skin against sun damage.

Your  skin is the biggest organ your body has and protecting it against sun damage will protect you against a lot of wrinkles as well as some form of cancers.

2.Eating well.

By eating well you not only nourish and protect your body but these nutrients also get passed on to your skin.

By adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet you are going to be introducing anti oxidants to your body that help fight  and control skin damage.

3.Natural Oils

Some of natures best kept secrets are in the natural oils it provides.

According to Wellness Mama some of  these natural oils actually contain SPF properties.

Shea Butter-SPF 4-6

Coconut oil- SPF-4-6

Almond Oil-SPF of about 5.

Maridadi Living!

Xoxo,

Ina

THE 6 THINGS YOU NEED IN YOUR THIRTIES

Socrates got it right!
Socrates got it right!

Once you turn 30 your metabolism rate reduces by 1-2% with each decade after that.

Your body will produce more fat and less muscle.

It is important to know what you should eat more of and what to avoid.

Your choice will also be determined a lot by your activity level.

In my thirties now i am raising 3 very active children and juggling a lot of other things.

This is a very busy decade for most women in this age group.

And the 5 things you will need more of are:

1.Whole grain cereals

Brown rice,whole wheat flour,whole wheat pasta  and any other whole grain cereal are essential .

Whole grain cereals have a lower GI(glycemic index).

They help you feel fuller for longer.

Whole grain cereals also contain vital nutrients for energy,fertility and your immunity.

2.Nuts and Seeds

Any unsalted nuts like peanuts,cashew nuts,macadamia nuts,hazel nuts are loaded with vitamins E and B.

Nuts contain unsaturated fats or good fats that help with lowering bad cholesterol.

Omega 3  is especially good  for both your heart and brain.

A handful a day is good enough.

3.Fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are the real deal.

They are better than popping pills.

Intake of fruits and vegetables will prevent many illnesses including cardiovascular diseases,stroke and type 2 diabetes.

They will also help you maintain your weight as they are low in calories but packed with vitamins and minerals and fiber that helps you feel fuller for longer.

4.Probiotics

Pro biotic combines two Greek words,pro meaning multiply and biotic meaning life.

The live and friendly bacteria  present in fermented foods is good for your skin,digestive tract and vagina.

Probiotics help people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome by alleviating abdominal pain.

For people who suffer from urinary tract infections,when combined with antibiotics,foods containing probiotics will help keep bad bacteria away from your urinary tract.

5.Water

Intake of water as you get older are great for your skin and overall good health.

Keep it up in the next decades of your life.

6.Sunscreen

A lot has been said about sunscreen and as you get older,it needs to be emphasized that sunscreen and a good moisturizer are your skins best friend.

Maridadi Living!

xoxo,

Ina