DO IT YOURSELF
Here are some natural sunscreens that you can rustle up at home:
Take 50ml mineral water and
■ add 1tsp pure glycerine or aloe vera gel, ½ tsp sunflower oil. Mix well to make a lotion and then add 3 to 4 tsp zinc oxide. If the total quantity is 60ml, 3 teaspoons zinc oxide will provide SPF 15. You can also add 4 drops of vitamin E oil if the skin is normal to dry. Take 2tbsps each coconut oil,
■ sesame seed oil and sunflower oil. Put them in a bowl and heat in a pan filled with water. Heat till coconut oil has melted. Add a few drops of vitamin E oil. Weigh the amount. If you use 15% zinc oxide of the weight, you will get SPF of 15 to 18.
Extract the gel from an aloe
■ vera leaf, mix a pinch of turmeric as it contains antiseptic properties. it will protect you from bacteria caused by sweat. Freeze it in ice cubes and rub it on the skin before leaving house and let it dry.
Mix aloe vera juice, a few
■ drops of glycerin and rosewater and store in a spray bottle. Chill in the fridge and spray the solution on exposed body parts.