Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Have you ever wondered…About the sun?


Have you ever wondered why the sun lightens our hair, yet darkens our skin? Along with that thought, have you ever wondered how to take care of your hair and skin to make sure they are both getting the treatment they need?

Here are some helpful tips AND products . . .

For your hair:

If you’re going to be outside for a long period of time rinse your hair and comb conditioner through, but don’t wash it out. This will become a deep conditioning treatment for your hair, and help protect it from sun damage. Coconut Conditioner, Organic (Code: 1459)

Spritz your hair with sunscreen. Mix 1 teaspoon of Sunscreen Lotion SPF 25 (Code: 1363) with 1/2 cup water in a spray bottle. Keep the spray bottle with you and spray your hair every couple hours while in the sun. This also works as a conditioner for your hair.


For your skin:

Through recent studies doctor’s have found that our skin does need the Vitamin D3 (code: 3020) from the sun and that we should not put too much sunscreen on, rather allow our skin to soak up the natural vitamins the sun has to offer and with that the main one being, Vitamin D (code: 3020)

Now, back to the question that started this post…

Why does the sun make your hair go lighter but your skin go darker?

Sunlight has the property to bleach wood, decompose plastic and lighten your hair because sunlight breaks down the molecular layers that absorbs the light and heat. The skin darkens because the natural tanning that occurs is a safety measure to keep the skin from doing the same, breaking down. People who live in more sunny areas get darker skin than those who live in less sunny environments due to clouds, etc. People who live in hotter climates get more curly hair and a more open nose as a byproduct to reduce heat.

Until our next discovery-

Bekah Lynn

Bekah Lynn is the daughter of Joseph and Jeanette Wood. She is the oldest daughter in the family, assisting daily in the family business and helping in the home management.

Life verse: Psalm 46:10”Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

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