With the UV index registering off the charts these days, our need to protect ourselves from the sun is as important as ever! Although sunscreen is a great way to fend off the harmful rays, many do contain very harmful chemicals.
In 2019, the FDA published findings stating that the ingredients…
Are not safe to use and when placed on our skin, it is absorbed directly into our bloodstream and can put us at risk for health problems.
So what does this mean for sunscreen?!
This does not in any way mean that you shouldn’t be protecting your precious skin with sunscreen products that are safe! It just means that you must be more cautious about what ingredients are in the sunscreens you’re using. The FDA did go on to show that zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are both safe and effective!
All of this being said, we cannot stress enough that sunscreen is really just one of many steps that we must take to protect ourselves from ultraviolet radiation. Like we always say, healthy skin starts from within, and skin protected from the sun is no different.
What can you add into your diet to protect yourself from sun damage?
Nicotinamide: Derived from B3, this powerful nutrient helps reduce UV induced immunosuppression as well as assisting with DNA repair. You can get this by eating a diet rich in:
If these are not a part of your diet, consider consulting your doctor about adding a niacin supplement to your diet.
Red orange extract:
Imagine if you could reduce the intensity of your sunburn by up to 35%?! Red orange extract is definitely worth considering adding into your diet, perhaps just a drop into your water in the morning!
Astaxanthin is known for helping promote moisturized skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles for more reasons than one! It has also been shown to help protect us from the sun. As if we couldn’t get enough of this stuff and it’s benefits, it is also cancer preventative! Both topically and orally, astaxanthin is worth checking with your doctor to see if it is safe to begin supplementing! Sleekskin® Aesthetics also proudly offers an antioxidant serum that contains astaxanthin, Sleekskin® Brilliance Antioxidant Serum, great to put on before going out in the sun!
Whatever you do, make sure to take care of your skin and to let Sleekskin® Aesthetics help keep your complexion gorgeous, glowing and healthy! Schedule an appointment for a facial and to check out some of the very best skincare products in Scottsdale!