As being in the middle of the summer, we are all counting down the days for holidays! We are just longing for the time of absolute relaxation lying on the beach all day long! However, preventing sunburns & sun damage becomes increasingly important.
Sometimes we have difficulty in finding the right balance between the time we spend in the sun absorbing some vitamin D & healthy living. Many people avoid or forget to apply thick layers of sunscreen on most of the body multiple times throughout the day. Although skin cancer & vitamin D deficiency are health issues with important increase in recent decades, lack of sun exposure can cause other health problems.
Here follow some smart tips to help you protect your skin naturally & find the balance between carefree fun under the sun & healthy living!
Avoid Sunscreen with Chemical UV Filters. Use Sunscreen with Mineral Filters
One of the most concerning chemical filters is oxybenzone, which is found in a majority of non-mineral sunscreens and many cosmetics. It can cause allergic reactions, cell damage and may disrupt hormone levels within the body.
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) and zinc oxide (ZnO) are mineral UV filters that physically block or deflect the UV rays from the skin.
Ensure Healthy Levels of Vitamin D
If you are trying to naturally increase your vitamin D levels with the sun, short periods of sun exposure are ideal. Keep in mind that your skin has a limit. Overexposure to the sun doesn’t increase your vitamin D production and can result in sun damage.
Healthy Diet: Eat Foods That Offer Sun Protection
Not only choosing the right sunscreen helps you to avoid sunburns. It may sound you a little bit strange but it’s true! Your diet plays a major role in your skin protection from harmful sunlight & boosts vitamin D. Nutrition works as a sunscreen that protects you from the sun inside-out.
Eat foods that are naturally rich in it vitamin D. Prefer fatty fish like tuna, mackerel & salmon; egg yolks; beef liver; and cheese. Also include in your diet food full of Omega-3 as they help prevent skin damages. Cod liver oil can be taken as a supplement and naturally contains very large amounts of vitamin D. Other foods that are commonly supplemented with vitamin D, including orange juice, are dairy products and soy milk.
Extra Sun-block Tips
Wearing a wide-brimmed sunhat and sunglasses is a great way to avoid sun damage on the face.
If you are concerned about overexposure, wearing long sleeves is also a great option.
Darker fabrics are more effective in keeping the rays off, although warm during the hot summer days.
In case of any sun irritation or skin dehydration, it's is recommedned to have with you a body moisturizer.I recommend you Bloomey After Sun Soothing & Moisturizing Body Butter.
Based on the healing properties of Aloe Vera, it is what your skin really needs during summer time.The rosewater, panthenol & aloe vera gel synergy can really rejuvenate your skin, provide a natural after sun treatment & sun burn relief. Lavender & tea-tree essential oils are also added to boost the soothing effect and give skin a calming sense.
Keep on enjoying the sunny days!
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