Is Your Skin Tanned or Burned?

In the long hot summer days that we remember as children (even in the west of Scotland, where we are based), we spent much time playing on the sand at our lovely seaside beach. In those days (not all that long ago) sun-tan creams were basic. We didn’t have anything to protect our skin and Calomine lotion was what our mums used at the end of the day to calm skin that would be fiery-red after long hours at the seaside. Today with global-warming we have more and more hot days and thus it is ever-more important that you protect. SkinLikes don’t make a sun-screen as it’s a different sort of chemical technology that’s needed compared with the clean organic, ingredients that we use. However, we do produce a really excellent After Sun product that quickly soothes and calms fiery hot skin – and it will stop you peeling and improve your suntan.

If I tan and don’t peel, what’s the secret?

The primary requirement for a healthy skin is not just a ‘balanced diet’ containing a good supply of vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, but so too is limited exposure to sunlight. This is beneficial as too much sunlight can damage skin cells and deeper tissues. Proper skin management is a sum of several parts, so let us explain.

Water is essential

The most important thing for skin care, both from inside and out is simply water. Modern living with central heating, air conditioning and the like, makes the situation worse, but the facts are that water hydrates the skin. Fresh air helps too, and given that it usually comes with exposure to sunshine our skin can process the sunshine to make Vitamin D, which of course is essential for calcium and phosphate control and for bone formation.

The Egyptians were aware

Although Cleopatra is fabled for bathing in ass’s milk to cleanse her skin and so enhance her beauty; goat’s milk was used on a more modest scale as a facial cleansing agent. The wily Egyptians could not formally analyse their choice of milk cleanser, purifier and preservative of the skin, but they certainly knew what they were doing. Well-fed nanny’s milk contains all sorts of elements in harmony with the human body and its fundamental requirements are the reason why we use natural ingredients in everything that we make.

Essential Oils are our little miracles

The essential oils that we use as the active ingredients in all our products are the same as the oils Egyptians used thousands of years ago. They protect plants from too much sunlight, excessive heat and dehydration. When plants are injured, essential oils from within the plant flow to the wound, protecting it from infection like an antiseptic and initiating a healing process. They do the same for people when applied to human wounds or skin that has been fried and hurt by over-exposure.

The first to gather and concentrate essential oils were not people, but insects, such as male bees, who by anointing themselves with the oils of certain orchids, seemed to increase their health, happiness, and long life.

Smoky Mountains

Essential Oils also protect plants from dehydration in interesting ways. In the eastern and mid-western United States, there are often dry periods of the year, such as late summer or early fall (Autumn). During these times, when the wind is not blowing, one can often see a haze hovering over the forested hills and valleys in the late afternoons. The haze is not smoke or a fog. It is a cloud of essential oil molecules emitted by the trees to blanket the forest and reduce evaporation to preserve moisture. That is where the Great Smoky Mountains got their name – not from smoke, but from essential oils. Amazing isn’t it!

SkinLikes Aftersun LotionSkinLikes clean, organic (Vegan) After-Sun Lotion

The natural, healing and moisturising ingredients of the essential oils that we use in our Natural After Sun Lotion are good for skin that has been over-exposed, helping it to repair, re-hydrate and give you an all-over tan.

It is non-greasy and has a delicious smelling, cooling formula that provides an immediate sensation of comfort and relief for skin that is dry, sensitive and inflamed. By hydrating the skin, it restores water by cooling areas that are hurt and by helping with skin regrowth and regeneration it prevents peeling.

What the customer says

A doctor who is a customer scuba-dives in one of the hottest countries in the world, while his wife sun-bathes at the pool in her hotel. She uses an after-sun that she pays a lot of money for, but despite this expense, she peels. He pays us half the price that his wife does for her product and comes home with a lovely tan.

Our product can be used as an all-over moisturiser at any time and is especially suitable for people who are allergic to products that contain chemicals – as so many do these days.

So why don’t you give it a try? We are so confident in our product that if it fails in your expectations, we will gladly refund the cost. View our natural After Sun Lotion here.