WATERMELON PRE SUN SPRAY AND CUCUMBER AFTER SUN SPRAY
This week I am doing something a little different. For all the sun time I had, I wanted to try some added nourishing protection. I have created a pre sun spray and a after sun spray to help sooth my skin. With how much fun in the sun I had, this will be a short post! Enjoy these sun sprays!
WATERMELON PRE SUN SPRAY RECIPE
Combine the tomato and watermelon in a blender and puree the fruit. Take the puree and strain it through a fine mesh strainer. Add the glycerine to a spray bottle, then the puree, and finally the water. Shake the bottle well. Spray prior to sun activity and applying sunscreen. Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
CUCUMBER AFTER SUN SPRAY RECIPE
Blend cucumber, mint, and matcha into a puree. Take the puree and strain it through a fine mesh strainer. Add glycerine to a spray bottle, then the puree, and water. Shake the bottle well. Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
These were simple to make and very effective. The cucumber spray had really nice cooling qualities that soothed my skin well after sun exposure. The watermelon and tomato spray was made for the high contents of Lycopene. The idea was to add a high Lycopene ingredients that are nourishing to the skin and added antioxidant protection against UV-A rays. Fruits and veggies high in red or lycopene when consumed convert into Vitamin A which is not normally produced by our bodies. I am not sure if spraying it on has the same effect but I hope the surface skin cells would still absorb and use the benefits some way or another. These sprays could have been watered down a bit more, the ones made here were pretty potent smelling but not in a bad way.
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