Summer is here!! And so is my annual reminder to protect your skin in the sun at all times.
Are you willing to risk everlasting sun spots, wrinkles, and sunburn for the sake of a seasonal tan?
Even worse, too much exposure to UV rays increases your risk of skin cancer. UV light is the major risk factor for most skin cancers according to the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention.
So… Here are 5 rules to protect your skin this summer -- and still get your sun-kissed glow.
Wearing an SPF of at least 30 on a daily basis is a must. It doesn’t matter if it’s cloudy, raining or incredibly bright out, the sun still emits harmful UV rays that can reach your skin.
The SPF isn’t the only factor to consider. You also have to think about harmful ingredients. Many commercial sunscreens are made with ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate that can penetrate the skin and build-up in side the body.
These ingredients act like estrogen in the body. This imbalance can alter sperm production, cause other reproductive health issues, and find its way into breast milk.
For a natural SPF, look for natural sun protectors made with shea butter and coconut , carrot seed and raspberry seed oils.
Dull, dry skin is a sign of dead skin build-up. This is very common during the summer. So how do you fight rough skin from appearing?
Regular exfoliation will remove the top layer of dead skin and dirt to expose more radiant, youthful skin. All-natural exfoliants made with brown sugar, coffee grounds, essential oils and such are the best.
If you want to make your own exfoliator, experiment with ingredients such as ground oatmeal, sea salt, brown sugar and olive oil.
You’ll also want to make sure you are regularly moisturizing. This helps your skin stay balanced and youthful looking. If you skip moisturizing, your skin many become overly dry or oily. Both extremes will lead to a variety of skin issues.
Are you neglecting the importance of facial serums? Using a cleanser is easy, and moisturizers tend to be cheaper than serums. Yet a serum has many benefits.
A facial serum is like a lightweight moisturizer that is able to penetrate more deeply into the skin. This allows the ingredients to get work faster, creating efficient, noticeable results.
During hot, summer days, the best skincare serum to moisturize your skin should be made of all-natural ingredients. Ingredients like calendula, natural clays, herbs and essential oils will calm, soothe and protect your skin.
If you stick to using serums with harmful ingredients such as parabens, triclosan and fragrance, you’re rolling the dice on letting your skin become irritated and full of chemicals.
Drinking water helps all of the functions in your body, flushes out toxins, and impacts the look and feel or your skin.
If you want soft, glowing skin, you have to stay hydrated. This is especially true on hot, sweaty days. Keep the water flowing.
You might also want to increase the amount of hydrating foods you eat. These include:
Whether you’re not getting enough sleep due to long summer nights or long nights at the office, your skin will start showing it soon enough.
Proper sleep allows your body to repair and recover from the day’s activities. Getting less than 6 hours of sleep each night increases the appearance of wrinkles and causes puffy eyes.
So get your beauty rest -- literally!
Make this the summer you don’t neglect your skin! Follow these 5 rules to keep your skin in good shape while still having fun in the sun.
Your skin needs more than one sporadic spa treatment every month or two to look its best. That leaves you with two options: blow your budget by visiting the spa twice a month, or find a home spa alternative that delivers even better results.
I chose the second option, but I didn’t just find a home spa alternative. I created one! Fire and Ice is a breakthrough two-step facial treatment formulated to increase blood flow to your most delicate facial tissues and detox the skin.
Learn how Fire and Ice addresses the underlying cause of anti-aging that few people even realize is the culprit for dull, sluggish, wrinkled skin.
Perky skin used to be effortless, remember? Back when you were 18, the fear of sagging skin didn’t come within a mile of your list of aesthetic concerns.
Unfortunately, the internal structure of skin changes for the worse as we get older. Collagen, elastin, and muscle tone lose their momentum and slowly surrender to gravity and time. This leaves you with a droopy face and sagging self-esteem.
But don’t schedule your facelift yet! Let’s dig into the real root causes of aging skin and sagging facial muscles. Once you understand the deep internal functions controlling your appearance, you can choose the best products, treatments, and supplements to restore a healthy, firm, lifted face.
If you believe you can heal a bone, you should believe you can heal your teeth. If your teeth are sensitive and your gums are bleeding... you are on your way to internal diseases like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, malabsorptions syndrom and more...
How can cavities and gum disease lead to long-term dependence on medications? If the dental products you use do not support a healthy environment inside your mouth that allows your saliva to protect you, remineralize your teeth, start the process of digestion and repair gum tissue.. you are on the road to gum disease and dental decay and the ONLY place that road ends is internal inflammation that results in heart disease, obesity, digestive problems (leaky gut, malabsorption syndrome), low birth weight (immunocompromised) babies, obesity, neurological issues and a whole lot more. That road leads to health issues that are mainly treated with medications.
As your Natural Health and Beauty Nurse, I am not here to sell you a way to make you sick… I am here to show you how to support the healing processes you were born with.
Your mouth can heal. That is the function of your saliva. To protect your teeth and gums from inflammation, bacteria, disease, and demineralization. Learn how right now!