Spring time is finally arriving with a peaking Sun, blossoming flowers and relaxing walks waiting up ahead. This also means that it's time to prepare and stock up on sunscreen again! Or should you? We all know the hassle of covering our bodies in sticky white matter, and still ending up burnt in patches, due to laziness or just not being able to reach. We therefore highly recommend that you boost your body and skin from within. Better yet supplements aren't affected by environmental factors like swimming and sweating. The result will make you less apt to burn, and your skin will have a much higher resistance to the sun.
Loading up on antioxidants derived from specific antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies can help prevent sun damage from the inside out, while boosting your body with important nutrients. There is an overwhelming amount of data that supports antioxidants for their sun protective abilities, in terms of preventing skin cancer and slowing the skin aging process. Think of it as eating a mediterranean- type diet. There are much lower skin cancer rates in southern Europe compared to northern areas, since their diet is generally more colorful and based upon foods with higher antioxidant levels.
Here are some of the most important nutrients to focus on, when boosting your skin.
B E T A C A R O T E N E
The antioxidant, Beta Carotene, is naturally found as the pigment in colorful fruit and vegetables, which helps protect plants from overexposure to sunlight. It turns out, that with a regular intake of Beta Carotene on a daily basis for 10 weeks, reduces the skin's sensitivity to UV light and protects skin against sunburn. You can find the optimal dosage of Beta Carotene in our product Vitamin A (Beta-carotene) or Wrinkles Away, which also includes other ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Hyaluronic Acid etc. that all are vital for hydrating the skin. The mix of red super berries in Juice Complex is also the perfect way to give your body an antioxidant boost and plenty of Beta Carotene.
E S S E N T I A L O I L S
Lying in the sun all day tends to dry out skin and hair, so stock up on essential fatty acids in order to keep you body hydrated and not to mention wrinkle free. More than that, fatty acids increase the skin's tolerance to UV radiation, meaning you are less likely to burn. So you better eat your Fish Oil and Coconut Oil.
T U R M E R I C
The potent ingredient in Turmeric, Curcumin, is well known and documented for its ant-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Laboratory studies also indicate, that Turmeric is an effective lightning agent, which helps fade skin hyper-pigmentation and other damages caused by the sun, but also helps to protect the skin from future UV-damage.