4 Easy Ways to Protect Your Skin This Summer
If there’s one thing to be conscious of with summer rapidly approaching, it’s protecting your skin. Excessive sun exposure has been shown to directly increase one’s risk of squamous and basal cell carcinomas along with melanoma. So, although the occasional sunburn may not seem life threatening at the time, it can have long-term effects that are often times overlooked. Here are a few simple suggestions to help you protect your skin this summer!
While it may seem obvious, one of the best safeguards against the sun is wearing sunscreen. UVA/UVB blocking SPF 30 sunscreen has been shown to be effective, especially when it includes zinc oxide.
Consuming foods that are red or orange in color also plays an integral role in skin protection. These foods are high in lycopene and beta-carotene, both offering natural protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays and helping repair cells post sun damage.
Cosmetic creams, while often overlooked, are another simple yet effective solution in protecting one’s skin; namely creams containing bio-peptides. A recent study found that products containing yeast bio-peptides reduced pigmentation, increased skin hydration and improved skin texture after four weeks.
As an added bonus, drinking a glass of red wine also promotes skin health. Red wine contains resveratrol which activates anti-aging sirtuins. Sirtuins have been shown to block specific biological processes that contribute to aging.
By adhering to these simple suggestions you can kick back, relax, and enjoy the magnificent weather that summer has to offer!