5 Sunscreen Alternatives

Five Natural Sunscreen Alternatives

In Part One of our Sun Protection Blog Series, Hidden Dangers of Sunscreen, we talked about how sunscreen may be bad for your health and the environment.  

So how do we protect ourselves from harmful rays, while avoiding the problems associated with sunscreen?  Here are five great alternatives:

1. Raspberry Seed Oil

Raspberries are delicious and great for your skin

Raspberries are delicious and great for your skin

How it protects you

According to studies, Raspberry Seed Oil scatters and absorbs UV rays, and in turn may act as a broad spectrum UV protectant.  It is actually comparable to titanium dioxide preparations, and offers protection of about 28-50 SPF.

How to use it

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2016 OHA Mother’s Day Gift Guide

OHA 2016 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Buying gifts is hard enough– buying gifts for the woman that raised you, or raised your children, is nearly impossible. How do you show her your appreciation? Chances are, mom isn’t wanting just some random gift (I’m talking about you– stuffed bear holding a box of mediocre, drug-store chocolate). She wants a loving, appreciative experience.

If you are thinking about spending the day pampering her (as you should), OHA has got you covered.

No two moms are exactly the same, and you should keep that in mind while you plan your Mother’s Day. To help you out, we have organized some gifts and experiences by types of moms. We are sure that you can find something she will love!

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Hidden Dangers of Sunscreen

In our Sun Protection Blog Series, we’ll be going over why sunscreen may be bad for your health and the environment, followed up with alternative ways to protect yourself from the harmful rays, and more! 

Hidden Dangers of Sunscreen

Sunscreen– it is the go-to beauty product for many celebrities and bloggers.  You’ve heard that without it you will get sunburned, age quickly, and worst of all– you will get cancer.  Sunscreen is supposed to be a very good thing.  

But is it, really?

Sunscreen may cause health problems

Some ingredients used in common sunscreens have become controversial. Certain research studies show that extended use can be linked with speeding up the development of tumors and lesions and trigger allergic reactions, among other health issues.

Here are a couple of ingredients that you might want to steer clear of:

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What is your OHA Moment?

You know those moments when it all just clicks – those ‘aha!’ moments.

Well, your skin can have those too. We like to call it an OHA Moment. 

Maybe it happens suddenly – like when you’re washing your face. You take the day off, and and feel wonderful and fresh and clean as you put on moisturizer. Or maybe it sneaks up on you, like it did for me. I used to struggle with dry, flaky skin that still broke out through the seasonal transition into winter. Once I started using OHA, my skin stopped being unhappy – coming out of my first winter using OHA, I realized my skin had been happy and moisturized throughout the whole cold winter season. No dryness or flakes, just happy, balanced skin. Aaaaah! (see below for my favorite OHA routine!) 

red-scribble-heart ohamomentWe want to hear about your OHA Moment! Do you have a story about how OHA helped your skin? Do you feel a special connection to an OHA product? How does OHA make you feel, and how do you like to use it?

We’d love to hear what you love about OHA!

Share your OHA Moment one of these ways:

  • Send an email to info@ohaskin.com with your message telling us what you love about OHA or
  • Send us a Facebook message or
  • Write on our Facebook wall

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#OHA101: Fall Skincare Tips for Glowing Skin

Summer Sun & Fun Give Way to Crisp Air – and Updated Skincare

fall tree and fieldFall brings more than just back-to-school madness and pumpkin spice everything. With the changing weather, it’s important to maintain and update your skincare routine to reflect your inner glow.

We want you and your skin to stay healthy and happy. Read on for OHA’s fall skincare tips:

  • Stay hydrated. This one seems like a summer tip, but as the temperature drops, your skin gets drier – prevent this by staying hydrated from the inside out. Drink lots of water, and quench your skin with a Hydrating Mist, mixed with a serum. Keeping your skin hydrated also boosts your immune system to keep you healthier going into the cold and flu season.
  • Exfoliate your face and body. Flaky skin from summer fun and dropping temperatures can be remedied with a moisturizing exfoliant. Use a good loofah and some Facial Sugar Scrub (great all over your body!) to slough off dead skin cells and keep your skin glowing.

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#OHA101: Super Foods For Super Skin

Eat Your Way to Healthy Skin

You are what you eat. Everyone has heard this phrase many times before, and research has shown it is certainly true. Dermatologists like Dr. Jessica Wu, MD., say that research shows one’s diet can affect their complexion and hormone balance. Certain power foods can work wonders for your body, especially your skin. In fact, what you eat is just as important as what you apply topically to your skin.

Here are some superfoods for super skin:

blog5_olive oil_huffpostOlive Oil – Olives and olive oil are packed with anti-oxidant polyphenols that help shield against damaging free radicals. In addition, most of the fat content in olive oil is mono-saturated fatty acid which rejuvenates your skin and helps it look youthful. Topically, using unrefined olive oil helps relieve, repair, and hydrate extra dry skin by helping to rebuild the skin’s moisture barrier. This helps prevent further moisture loss and possibly reduce damage that causes wrinkles and discoloration.

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#OHA 101: GREEN TEA EXTRACT

GREEN TEA: THE ANTI-OXIDANT POWERHOUSE

GREEN TEA – one of the most popular beverages known to detoxify our body.

blog4_greentea_leaves_titleGreen tea is one of the most powerful botanical antioxidants today. Rich in polyphenols, the most active and abundant ingredient in green tea is epigallocatechin-3-gallete (EGCG). EGCG is a bioactive polyphenol that increases antioxidants in our skin, revitalizing and restoring compounds. It works by helping restore our skin’s natural antioxidant balance. Unfermented green tea is the most potent source, containing the highest concentration of antioxidant polyphenols. [Read more…]

#OHA101: ASTAXANTHIN

NATURE’S SUN PROTECTANTblog3_astaxanthin_powder

Astaxanthin, pronounced asta-zan-thin, is the ultimate antioxidant!

Astaxanthin is the naturally occurring red pigment found in algae, lobster, and salmon that gives them their vibrant red color. Aside from the red pigment, astaxanthin acts as a natural sunscreen. Think of astaxanthin like armor for these animals — shielding against free radicals and other stresses like harmful UV rays. [Read more…]

#OHA101: Red Raspberry Seed Oil

April 3, 2015 – Karen Khuu (Contributing Writer)Fresh raspberry

Mother Nature’s Sun Protectant

Red Raspberry Seed Oil – Raspberries mean summer and sun to most of us. Did you know that the seeds from this little red fruit offer your skin a truly natural alternative for sun protection?

With summer around the corner, it’s important to make sure you’re protecting your skin from the sun’s UV rays. Red raspberry seed oil is an especially potent ingredient that has been proven to naturally protect your skin from UV damage and reduce dark spots.

This special natural oil is exceptionally packed with nutrients and provides natural SPF. According to B. Dave Oomah: [Read more…]

The Awesome of OHA

March 10, 2015 by Karen Khuu, Contributing Writer

NOURISH YOUR SKIN, RADIATE YOUR BEAUTY

Whether you are an OHA expert-user or newly introduced, it is never too late to discover our unique and holistic approach to skincare.

OHA Advanced Treatment Serum

The Advanced Treatment Serum (above) is the most potent of all the products. Find more information here.

Potent Super-Nutrient Ingredients

OHA uses powerful ingredients rich in antioxidants that truly reduce the signs of aging, have been proven safe, and result in radiant, beautiful, and glowing skin:

  • Esterified Vitamin C
  • Tocotrienol Vitamin E
  • Tocopherol Vitamin E
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • MSM
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Supercritical Extracts
  • Unprocessed Red Raspberry Seed Oil (with natural broad spectrum UV protection and an SPF of 28-50*), Blackberry Seed Oil, Green Tea Extract, Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera, Argan Oil, Sea Buckthorn.

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