Scenes of summer: People jogging, playing tennis, attending outdoor concerts under the sun, sunbathers lying on their favorite sandy beach or poolside in their new bikini or swim trunks, etc. What these settings all have in common is that they prove that everyone loves the sun. So much so that many of us ignore the harm that too much sun can cause to the body’s largest organ – our skin. Don’t be someone who ignores the sun’s harmful UV rays. Follow these common sense tips and your skin will be protected and you will still be able to enjoy the warmth and beauty of summer.
- Wear safe, non-toxic sunscreen: Experts say that you should look for an SPF of at least 30 if you are fair-skinned. Depending on other factors, you may need even greater protection. Also, be sure that you reapply your sunscreen often after swimming.
- Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m: These are the times of day when the sun is usually strongest. If you must be outside wear a hat or use an umbrella to block the sun’s rays.
- Avoid the use of tanning beds: Unbeknownst to many people, tanning beds can produce harmful UVA and UVB rays comparable to that of the sun. These rays can increase the risk of skin cancer. Tanning beds also increase the risk of developing cataracts and other eye diseases.
- Nourish your skin: As you are working out more often and enjoying outdoor activities, do not neglect your skin. Feed it with our natural skin care products such as our Kojic Acid Cream, Camellia Moisturizing Cream, Beta Glucan Cream. They provide the vitamins your skin needs to remain elastic and supple and to withstand damage from the environment.
- Drink lots of water: Water helps to nourish and hydrate our skin. It also helps our organs – kidneys in particular – function properly. Sip water throughout the day. As a rule, consider drinking up to eight 8 ounce glasses of water every day.
- Change your diet: Believe it or not some research has shown that a healthier diet can decrease your risk of sunburn. The anti-oxidant Lycopene, which we get from tomatoes and other red fruit, can prevent you from getting too red from the sun. Many of our natural health products contain antioxidants as well.
Following these simple tips will make your skin look and feel better and will put you on the road to a healthier you.