Beautiful, glorious sun! Depending on where you live, you could be seeing it peeking out from behind the clouds for the first time in months. Expose a little skin and suck in that vitamin D, people! It helps keep you healthy and no pill can replace getting your vitamins the natural way.
That being said, do not, and I mean DO NOT, go out and get a sunburn. Yes, I know that you know about the dangers of skin cancer. But also consider that prolonged exposure to the sun can speed up the signs of aging. I know that sunbeam isn’t worth ten wrinkles. Here’s what you need to do:
• Wear natural sunblock (look for zinc oxide & titanium dioxide, which are milled from minerals)
• Reapply sunscreen after swimming or exercising outdoors
• Avoid lots of sun exposure between 10 a.m. & 3 p.m. when the sun is the hottest
• Put on a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face
• Wear UV-blocking sunglasses to protect your eyes from damage
• Be especially careful if you’re using anti-aging products since many of them can make your skin more vulnerable to the sun’s rays, especially products that use Retinol. Up your sunscreen’s protection level just to be safe.
In addition to using sunblock, naturally protect skin from within by eating a good wholefood diet, with plenty of brightly colored vegetables and fruits, which are naturally protective. Drink plenty of pure water especially in the hot weather, to prevent the skin from getting dehydrated.