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The Best Natural Sunscreen’s

Sun exposure is a good thing. That’s how our body’s receive Vitamin D which is super important to our overall health (see my earlier post for more info). However, too much of a good thing can be bad and sun exposure is no exception. I generally recommend 15 minutes of sunshine a day, butĀ if you’re going to be outside for longer than this, the old Aussie adage “Slip, Slop, Slap” is a must. My most recent job required me to spend every second day outside on a boat. Because I worked on water, I doubled my sun exposure from the […]

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natural sunless fake tan products

Be a bronzed goddess (the natural & sunless way)

I was more than happy to switch to organic make-up and bath products but I could not give up my fake tan. I’m pale and freckly, I need fake tan! For years there was no safe alternative for me to try, so I ignored my wiser-self and kept on slathering that St Tropez. But recently there have been a growth in the natural fake tan market so finally I have natural alternatives. As the demand for the stuff grows the market will keep on delivering. So far they’ve delivered pretty well! In the interest of safe beauty, I’ve kindly volunteered […]


Could your sunscreen be doing you more harm than good?

As a pale kid growing up in Australia my mum must have spent half the summer slathering me up with sunscreen! Every Aussie kid knows the mantra “Slip, Slop, Slap” and would never dare question its merits. The sun in Australia is intense and we have one of the highest skin cancer rates in the world. The Slip Slop Slap campaign has been around since 1981 yet skin cancer rates have increased. Over the past decades, the incidence of skin cancer has risen in Australia. From 1982 to 2010 melanoma diagnoses increased by around 60%. Between 95 and 99% of […]

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