Finally, summer has arrived! Summer means outside activities as much as possible and sunshine, lots of sunshine. Although protecting your skin should be a concern all year round, summer is the time we need to protect our skin the most. Don’t skimp on skin protection! Not only does unprotected skin develop visible damage over time and wrinkles, skin cancer is a serious risk. Did you know that an estimated 73,870 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in the US in 2015 according to skincancer.org?
Taking care of your skin is easier than you think and definitely worth it. Follow our
tips to keep your skin looking great this summer and forever.Stay hydrated internally- Everyone knows that when it gets hot outside, we sweat more. We need to make sure that we drink plenty of water. Hydration is the number one step to making sure our skin stays healthy. Why? Our skin cells (and all of the other cells of the body) are made mostly of water. When you don’t hydrate enough, your cells can’t function properly and that leads to dull, dry skin. Hydrated skin is more easily protected and resilient. The most common recommendation for how much water to drink daily is a minimum of about 8 ounces, 8 times a day. Keep in mind that is a minimum so you can and should try for more. Keep your skin hydrated- So now that you are hydrated internally, you can focus on keeping that epidermis of yours nice and hydrated too. As we have just mentioned, hydrated skin will be more resistant to damage from the sun. So seal moisture in using lotions and oils. Our SeabuckWonders Body lotion is the perfect lotion to keep in your beach bag. Its light moisture absorbs easily into the skin and contains a blend of sea buckthorn oils which are high in sun-protecting nutrients. Antioxidants- Since we are talking about nutrients there are a few that will specifically help protect your skin. Antioxidants can disable free radicals in your body and are great to have on your side if there is a risk of sun damage. Sea buckthorn is high in carotenoids which your body converts to vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant. Sea buckthorn also has vitamins E and C to boost antioxidant action. Omegas- Your skin may not seem like it but it is a complex organ with many different layers. Every layer has important functions as well as specialized cells to make your skin your first and best defense against the outside world. Fatty acids are an important type of lipid that our skin requires to function well. Sea buckthorn oils contain Omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9 which is an impressive offering from a single plant source. Physical barriers and SUNBLOCK- Sometimes, nothing beats good old fashioned common sense! Want to protect your skin? Breakout the big floppy hat, the sunscreen and spend a little time under your beach umbrella. Remember, sea buckthorn products are a great addition to sunblock but are not sufficient to protect your skin from UV rays all on their own! In addition to drinking plenty of water every day, try using some Omega rich sea buckthorn supplements to boost your internal hydration and natural skin protection. Don’t be embarrassed to cover up at the beach. Not only is your physical appearance in jeopardy but your long term health can be seriously affected if you don’t take these small steps this summer.