Spring is here and we couldn't be happier about it.
As our skin adjusts to the change in seasons, we make changes in our skin care products and sun protection as we approach the summer months.
Inflammed skin is more vulnerable to sun damage so this is the time to strengthen our skin with antioxidant and phytonutrient rich skin care products that will reduce inflammation, redness and irritation as well as protect against and repair sun damage. Choose products that are cooling, soothing and supportive for optimal skin health and let's talk about sun protection.
When it comes to sun protection, opinions vary widely.
Did you catch the controversy surrounding Gwyneth Paltrow’s sunscreen application? Many people had a lot to say about it.
Some people diligently slather head to toe in sun protection while others believe that we need Vitamin D so are comfortable responsibly exposing their skin to the sun's rays.
Our bodies need Vitamin D - the commonly recommended daily dose of vitamin D is 600 IU (15 mcg). Some believe that sun exposure is the most important natural source of vitamin D to help the body absorb the calcium it needs to build and maintain bones. Others believe that a combination of Vitamin D foods and minimal sun exposure allow our body to produce all the vitamin D it needs for the day.
If you choose to enjoy time in the sun, do so responsibly.
No need to fear the sun, just be respectful of it.
If you wear sunscreen, use the equivalent to a shot glass of sunscreen to cover the body and a quarter or two finger lengths for the face to achieve the proper sun protection factor (SPF). For maximum protection, sunscreen should contain SPF 30 and be reapplied every two hours or after swimming or heavy perspiration.
Products containing red raspberry seed, carrot seed, avocado, seabuckthorn, rosehip, red grape, calendula jojoba and pumpkin oils offer natural elemental protection.
Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide offer natural sun protection. SHOP our favourite sun protection products!
What are your thoughts on sun protection?