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5 Easy Steps To Be Sun-Safe this Summer!

Posted on April 20, 2016 by Jane Young | 0 comments

 

Are you concerned that summer will wreck havoc on your vibrant skin? But who doesn't want to get out and have fun when the temperature gets warmer and the days get longer?

Tempting as it may be to bask in the sun during summer, it is a time when our skin needs most protection. Harmful UV rays from the sun can damage skin and cause premature wrinkles. Stay sun-safe with our foolproof summer-care skin tips:

1. Hydrate and Moisturize

 

Your body loses a lot of moisture everyday. During this season, the quantity of fluid loss increases even more. Hence, it is essential to consume the correct amount of water on a daily basis. It is recommended by professionals to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. Never underestimate the power of the right moisturizer, and don't forget to exfoliate at least once every week to encourage your skin to absorb more moisture!

Yeouth's L22 Anti-Aging Moisturizer works intensely to give superior skin barrier repair and hydration. It contains potent organics that go to work day and night defying age anywhere on the body. L22's lipid complex is derived exclusively from natural botanical nutrients including shea butter, jojoba oil, macadamia oil and olive oil.

2. Sun Protection Factor (SPF)

Too much of anything is bad, the same holds true for sunlight. It is important to find the right sunscreen to prevent skin damage and sunburn. SPF ranges from 2 to 100+ and is a key indicator about the product's ability to block out or screen the sun's damaging rays. Simply put, it indicates the level of protection against sunburn. If you have light skin and cannot stay out in the sun for at least 5 minutes without getting sunburned, SPF 10 which provides 50 minutes of protection is ideal. SPF 15 lets you stay out for 1 hour and 15 minutes while SPF 30 will provide sun protection for at least 2.5 hours.

In other words, if you choose a sunscreen with an SPF 30, you can be out in the sun 30 times longer than you can without sunscreen before you get a sunburn.

Most dermatologists recommend the use of a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or greater. If you have fair skin, it's best to use a sunscreen with a higher SPF.

3. Clothing

    If you can't resist the bright outdoors, leave the house with proper sun protection. Wear a hat, preferably one with a brim that is at least 3 inches around because the sun's damaging rays can reach your face, scalp or ears and leave them unprotected. Opt to wear denser fabrics and paler shades as they can give more protection than bright or dark colors - these absorb more UV rays.

    4. Eat skin-friendly food

      • Vitamin E keeps skin glowing. Eat foods that have high Vitamin E content like almonds and hazelnuts
      • Vitamin A is also vital for healthy skin. Eat plenty of dark green vegetables like spinach and broccoli. Dark orange foods like sweet potatoes and carrots are also high in Vitamin A. Aside from being an effective antioxidant, Vitamin A is a powerful ingredient that has the ability to communicate with every skin cell in the body - telling it to act like a healthy, younger skin cell.
      • Fish and ground linseeds contain Omega-3 fatty acid which nourish and promote healthy skin. Also known as "the good fats," Omega 3 fatty acids play an important role in boosting heart health and making your skin look healthier. Increasing your dietary omega-3 fats reduces your risk of skin problems like acne, since it has been shown to reduce inflammation. Salmon, walnuts, tuna, flax seed, and canola oil are also great examples of foods rich in this fatty acid.
        5. Bottoms up!

          This last tip is sure to make you smile: down a glass of red wine. Red wine has resveratrol, a compound that helps prevent blood vessel damage. This is one anti-aging weapon that activates sirtuins, an anti-aging protein. It boosts collagen production and hydrates the skin too. Yes, ageing gets much better with wine!


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