Summertime Skin Care

 

Summertime Skin Care

With summer right around the corner it is time to start thinking about Sunscreen. We all know the dangers of the suns ultraviolet rays even WITH applying sunscreen. Below are a couple helpful hints to make sure we stay safe and keep our skin looking beautiful in the hot summer months ahead!

1. Always wear sunscreen

Even if it is cloudy outside, put on your sunscreen. Many of my clients have told me they do not wear sunscreen because they are indoors all day but remember UV rays penetrate glass and you can be exposed simply by driving to work!

2. Use a skin care product that contains ANTIOXIDANTS.

And while you’re at it, take internal supplements that have antioxidants as well. Research has shown that antioxidants can help protect the skin from UV damage* and even help reverse the signs of aging that sun damage can cause. Wear your skin care products containing antioxidants in the A.M.

3. Apply sunscreen correctly!

According to the FDA, applying one ounce of Sunscreen is recommended to achieve the protection listed on the bottle. Increase the amount of sunscreen you are wearing and make sure you apply at least 30 minutes prior to going outside. Using make-up with a sun protection combined with a sunscreen is a great way to get extra protection. Make sure to apply sunscreen to your neck and hands (or any other exposed area) too!

A product that I like to use that is a moisturizer with SPF and contains antioxidants is Multi-Vitamin Day Crème SPF 30  from Kerstin Florian.

 

 * p. 87 the Antioxidant Miracle Lester Packer PH.D

2 Replies to “Summertime Skin Care”

  1. What organic fruits and vegetables are good for your skin?
    What kind of products should I avoid?
    Tell Me More!!!!!!!!!

  2. Great question! All organic fruits and vegetables are good for the skin!

    One thing to be careful of is too much sugar-which has been linked to lower levels/damaged collagen. Skin can appear to be more wrinked and less elastic. We never used to think there was a firm connection between diet and the skin but the latest research says otherwise.

    More on nutrition and the skin coming soon! I will also be posting info on product ingredients to avoid – stay tuned!

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