Natural sun protection and insect repellent tips

Green People has an award-winning sun care range

Green People has an award-winning sun care range - Credit: Archant

The Radio 2 holistic health expert, Imperfectly Natural Woman author and Herts mum Janey Lee Grace chooses her favourite treatments, therapies and foods in the Herts

Incognito spray

Incognito spray - Credit: Archant

Your skin needs some extra TLC in summer but you can get that summer loving without the need for heavy protective moisturisers. Opt instead for facial oils and avoid chemical sunscreens which can do more harm than good.

For sun protection, cover up! Think big pashminas, sunglasses and parasols – film-star style. And for those times when you really must be exposed, opt for a more natural suncream such as the award-winning organic SPF range from Green People ( Remember too that mineral powders have a natural SPF factor – result!

It’s essential to get some sunshine of course. Many of us are lacking in Vitamin D, so we really need some sun. In days of yore, naturopaths such as those at Champneys in Tring would encourage people who were convalescing to sunbathe for an hour a day. Make absolutely sure you do not burn though.

Once bitten twice shy

What we really don’t want in summer is to be bitten by insects whether here in Herts or abroad. The World Health Organisation has warned that the Zika virus could hit Europe, so for those people who like me are attractive (to insects!) it’s really important to protect yourself. I used to be bitten constantly until I found a natural insect repellent called Incognito (right). It makes you ‘invisible’ to mosquitoes and other biting and stinging insects, (the kids love that idea!).

It really works and it’s been clinically proven to protect against malaria.

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