Sun Smart, Skin Care – Essentials

Winter is still here, and it’s especially cold, dark, and rainy; here in Vancouver British Columbia inside our beautiful rainforest. Many people get away to a sunnier, warmer destination to recharge the vitamin D this time of year.  Traveling to places like sun-protection-skin-careHawaii or Mexico for a nice vacation and soaking up the rays is a brilliant idea if you can do it.

While recharging mental wellness, it is vital to remember to be sun smart. Sun protection for delicate skin that has lost any protective melanin acquired during the long summer days, also there is an extra need to be careful for those with light hair or eyes.  Often unsuspecting skin is exposed to a stronger sun – harmful UVA and UVB rays can lead to burns, hyperpigmentation, and skin cancer. Over exposure also speeds up the aging of the skin from drying out.

Ways to Protect Your Skin From Sun Exposure

Remember these tips to sun protection:

1) Wear a hat and protective clothing.

2) Wear quality sunscreen when you are exposed to more than 30 minutes in direct sunlight. Look for Titanium Dioxide as it offers a protection shield for your skin.

3) Eat your way to stronger, healthier skin by nourishing cells with these fantastic food options listed on this Wellness Tip of the Week. 

4) Use some Hydra Skin Renewal Gel – this Beauty Through Balance product combined with the Glacial Revitalizing Mist, and Açai Berry Moisturizer and Emulsion are all you need to combat the sun naturally and keep skin hydrated and nourished.