Gorgeous Skin for Fun in the Sun
By: Yasmin Jorge
We’re New Yorkers, and we’re active – especially when the fab weather inspires us to relish nature. So leave those power biz pumps in that corner office and go enjoy the bright days ahead, but be prepared. Skin care can be tricky, especially for women who are outdoor warriors, where the elements can harm skin.
Even though the sun during the warmer months may not always feel strong, folks outside a lot receive loads of free radical damage. Part of the skin’s defense system is made up of epidermal layers, which become compromised from dryness and free radical damage leading to premature aging.
Just in time for UV Safety Month in July, Amy Chalmers, a USANA Health Sciences Skincare Expert, Cosmetic Dermal Therapist, and Founder of Natural Skin Solutions, provides simple healthy tips to safeguard our lovely skin and achieve that natural glow.
Transition Skin Seasonally
1. Cover Up – The best rule of thumb is to always cover up exposed skin areas by wearing hats, sunglasses, and long-sleeve shirts.
2. Go Zinc – Wear a zinc-based sun block to reflect the suns UV rays and help lessen free radical damage.
3. Slather Vitamins – Use skin care products high in antioxidants, such as vitamins A, C and E, while including boosters like alpha lipoic acid and green tea extract. These vitamins protect the skin to the deepest level, assisting itself to correct free radical damage as needed.
Give Skin a Summer Boost
4. Get Fatty – Increase essential fatty acids intake by consuming fish oils from cod, salmon or halibut. Vegetarians can take plant-based sources like chia or flax seeds, walnuts and hemp. Fish oils containing omega-3 fatty acids can help assist in fortifying the skin’s barrier making it more resilient against dryness, redness and sensitivity.
5. Pop Vitamins – Support skin health by fortifying cells with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Be sure to take a multivitamin booster with additional antioxidants such as ALA, green tea and grape seed extract.
6. Hydrate – Drink 2-3 liters of water daily to replenish lost hydration from sweating and humidity changes.
7. Feed Your Skin – Use a natural feeding oil—such as olive or coconut oil—as a daily body moisturizer, these oils help repair the skin’s acid mantle thus reducing moisture loss.
Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality, FDA-approved supplements and personal care, energy, and weight-management products. (www.USANA.com). I’ve been a fan of USANA since I was introduced to this brand at a Dr. Oz Show.
Now off to the beach!