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Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage

Sunscreen Can Damage Your Skin

How do you protect your skin from ultra violet radiation damage? Let me start with the scientific rule. The more you irritate the skin, the more it becomes inflamed, the faster you age and the more you are prone to skin cancer. This is the creed I follow with my facial treatments and product recommendations. So needless to say, I do not carry any sunscreen (nor recommend them) if they have synthetic chemicals that are strong irritants, such as oxybenzone, benzophenone, etc.

If there are ingredients that you can’t pronounce on the active ingredient label, this will tell you they are irritants and can cause skin cancer and age you faster.  The only sunscreens I sell have zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as the active ingredients plus antioxidants.

Antioxidants, such as #VitaminC (my personal favorite), Vitamin E, Green Tea Extract, etc. are good at preventing sun damage. I’ve used a Vitamin C serum and other antioxidants for years, especially when I was golfing, and never had a burn. After being in the sun during the day I recommend using antioxidant serum with Cell Youth Actif to help with cellular repair to keep your face in great shape.

You can call me to purchase a Vitamin C serum, antioxidant serums, Shade, and Cell Youth Actif for protecting and repairing your skin.

Applying antioxidants is one way to help protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun, but you can also ingest them. If your foods contain a high amount of botanical nutrients and antioxidants, this will also help protect your skin. There is a supplement (taken orally), Astaxanthin, that experts believe can offer the skin some protection from burning and reduce damage to the skin caused by UV rays. It has many more benefits for your body. I personally use the BioAstin Hawaiian brand of Astaxanthin.
Another way to protect your skin is to make your own sunscreen. Here are two sites that can help you: http://www.jimmharrison.com/natural-sunscreen-foods-herbs-and-essential-oils/ and http://draxe.com/homemade-sunscreen/
As you can see, there are many ways to prevent UVR damage that are safe for you face and body. Remember we need the sun and vitamin D for healthy skin.


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