Updated: Sep 30
How to Sunbathe Safely and Properly
Make sure that you wear a hat because the skin on your face is very vulnerable and can age quickly if you don’t protect it from the sun. Therefore, do not use your face to generate vitamin D. Wear an organic SPF 50 mineral-based sunblock and reapply it regularly if you put your head underwater for swimming.
Wear a pair of proper sunglasses that actually protect you from UV rays. If you get a pair of cheap ones, your pupils might dilate without the protection, it might lead to blindness so it’s worth the investment to get a proper pair.
If your goal is to generate vitamin D which is good for your bone and cardiovascular health as well as your immune system, then make sure you expose at least 70 per cent of you body, and don’t use sunscreen to block out the UVB that helps you to generate vitamin D. Use avocado oil mixed with carrot seed oil and a few drops of lavender essential oil to protect and hydrate your skin. It will turn golden brown and you won’t get sunburnt.
Once your body turns a tone darker or pink, it’s time to get out of the sun as it’s a sign that you have generated your daily quota of vitamin D and you won’t generate anymore even if you stay in the sun for longer.
5. Take half a chilled watermelon with you to the beach. There’s nothing more satisfying than scooping a big spoonful of watermelon into your mouth on a hot day! Not only is it full of electrolytes and water, it contains the red substance called, lycopene that actually protects you from sunburn.
6. Save the skin afterwards, cut it into pieces as big as your palm and chill them in your fridge or freezer. Scratch the white bit of the skin a little to release the juice then rub it all over your face and body to rehydrate and nourish your skin! It’s a little-known fact that the white of the watermelon skin has more nutrients than the red flesh. It’s highly refreshing and it helps to cool down the skin. Apply aloe vera gel onto the skin if you are sunburnt.
Grounding to detox from EMF
While you’re at the beach, walk barefooted on the wet part of the beach for grounding or earthing because it has more conductivity to remove the electromagnetic field (EMF) that you have accumulated from wifi, mobile phones, computers and televisions. EMF causes inflammation which is the root cause of all chronic diseases.
If you sit or lie down, make sure that your bare feet are touching the sand because you need to be grounding accumatively for half an hour a day in order to detoxify yourself from EMF.
3. You can also do grounding on grass in the garden or a park, or even on bare concrete as long as it’s attached to the ground.
4. If you don’t have access to the above, then get a grounding sheet for your bed or pillows, or get a grounding mat made out of tourmaline or amethyst for your feet by your sofa or desk.
No matter where you are and what you do this summer, make sure that you stay hydrated with lemon or lime water with raw honey, coconut water, pure celery juice or watermelon because they are filled with electrolytes and will certainly get you through the intense heat.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol that are extremely dehydrating whilst giving you the false impression that you’re quenching your thirst! Have a healthy and happy summer everyone! Cheers!