Beauty Finds: Cruelty Free, Reef Friendly, Tried and Tested European Body Sunscreens

I spent all summer long testing out sunscreens. It was hard. Daily beach trips for about an hour, testing out their waterproofness in the sea, running outside and if that doesn’t make me a good candidate for testing them, I burn within an hour. Making me perhaps one of the best candidates 😉

There are 2 types of sunscreen. Chemical where the skin absorbs the chemicals that stop your skin burning and physical or mineral sunscreens which reflect the sun rays. Physical sunscreens are considered to be more reef friendly as they’re less likely to contain toxic ingredients that kill reefs and marine life. Reef’s are vital part in our ecosystems. They protect coastlines from damaging effects from waves, storms, floods, provide habitat and shelter for marine life, assist in carbon and nitrogen fixing, provide nitrogen and other nutrients for marine food chained amongst others. I dip in the sea almost daily during the summer, I didn’t want to be part of the reef killing sunscreens anymore. Physical sunscreens are typically made from Continue reading “Beauty Finds: Cruelty Free, Reef Friendly, Tried and Tested European Body Sunscreens”

10 Tips for Summer Dressing

As this week marks 11 years living in the Mediterranean, I thought I’d share with you some summer dressing tips I’ve learnt along the way. Being British, I’m probably better apt at winter dressing. However summers are long and hot here and I live for the summer heat so without further ado:

Go for natural fabrics that breathe such as cotton, linen, viscose or blends of the 3. Avoid polyester or nylon unless you enjoy being in a sweat lodge or sauna all day. Cotton polyester blends are okay.IMG_1221 (1)

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