Natural Remedies to Protect Against Damaging UV Rays
The best part about summer is, of course, the sun - it has a major impact on your health. It can boost your mood, cure depression, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and heal infection. It builds your immune system and has a positive effect on skin disorders, such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne. However, overexposure can be detrimental as it can cause sunburn, premature aging, liver spots, skin tags, excessive mole growth, and increases your chance of developing melanoma.
So how do you protect yourself without eliminating all those healthy benefits?
Throughout the summer, Canadians receive the most intense UV light between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Cover up and limit exposure during these times and try these natural remedies to overcome the sun's powerful rays.
Get antioxidants in your diet. Sunburn is caused by oxidation of the skin cells. If there are plenty of antioxidants in your system, you'll be less prone to burning.
- Drink more water. Your skin is more likely to burn if you are dehydrated. Infuse your water with citrus fruits or berries - a high source of antioxidants.
- Gradually expose your skin to the sun in shorter intervals. Your skin will naturally increase its resistance to UV light. Start when the UV index is low during the morning or late afternoon.
- Limit your alcohol intake. One of the benefits of the sun is its ability to pull toxins out of your body. Those toxins then stay on the skin's surface, which can cause you to burn easily.
- Use coconut oil. It has a natural SPF and many other health benefits for your skin and hair. Rub on regularly with light applications.
If your skin has been damaged from harmful rays over the years, ask about our medical aesthetic treatments provided by highly qualified professionals with certifications in their field of expertise.
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