We’re just under one week away from June – the month that summer officially begins. But depending on where you are in the world, summer may have already begun. That’s because most people don’t associate the changing of the seasons with a specific date. They look at the dawn of a new season as the warming of the weather. And the dawn of summer usually entails a lot of glorious sunshine.
I know what your first instinct is likely to be when it’s sunny outside. Sunbathing takes on many forms. And wearing as little as possible while in the sun is often on people’s to-do lists no matter what their days entail. The thing is though, it’s important to not get too caught up in all of the sunshine – literally. Tanning fanatics should think more about what their skin would want and not what they want for their skin.
Imagine that your skin could talk. Do you think it would ask to bake in the heat? Do you think it would request some good old dehydration? Not likely. So with that said, allow me to remind you about just how much you love your skin. Let’s all be cautious about how we treat our skin this summer. On HomeCareAssitance.com, there are actually some pretty unique suggestions as to how.
Sunscreen. Okay, this tip is an obvious one. If you don’t yet realize that you should be wearing sunscreen while out in the sun, you just haven’t been paying attention. The site recommends a sunscreen with an SPF 30 rating, as it has been proven to be effective in protecting against harmful UV rays. Lotions that include zinc oxide have also proven to be helpful.
Red and Orange Foods. Now here’s where it gets interesting. According to HomeCareAssistance.com, foods that are either red or orange in colour contain high amounts of lycopene and beta-carotene. Both offer natural protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays as they help to repair cells that are damaged by the sun. Who knew loading up on carrots would be great for skin care?
Bio-Peptides. Not all skin creams are created equal. You’ll want to be sure that the skin care products that you purchase have a lot more benefits for your skin than simply smelling nice. HomeCareAssistance.com notes that a recent study found that “products containing yeast bio-peptides reduced pigmentation, increased skin hydration and improved skin texture after four weeks.”
Red Wine. Okay, we know that red foods can be helpful, but wine too? The website contests that drinking a glass of red wine can promote skin health. How is that possible? “Red wine contains resveratrol,” says the site, “which activates anti-aging sirtuins. Sirtuins have been shown to block specific biological processes that contribute to aging.” Now, that’s how to enjoy the summer! And your skin will thank you for it.
Of course, there are many other favours that you can do for your skin during sunny days. But, in some cases, our skin may have already undergone some damage from previous exposure. If so, there is definitely help available. For more information on treatments that will replenish your skin, feel free to contact The Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre at 403-358-5818.