This podcast goes over the importance of SPF and sun protection.

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You should never leave the house without sunscreen! Sunscreen should be the last product to be applied in your beauty routine. Even on cloudy or winter days, you should still use sunscreen. While there might not be a chance for the burning rays, the aging rays are still there.

Sunscreen is easily the #1 must have in your beauty bag for anti-aging. This will prove and pay off in the long run!

The majority of sun damage is done in the first 20 years of life. Yikes, that means most of us have done most of the damage! My friends or listeners with kids, please protect their skin and explain the importance to them!

When you take care of your skin, you take care of your entire body. We often forget that our skin is our biggest organ. Our skin can also tell us what is going on internally if things such as rashes, disorders etc show up.

The sun gives off two types of UV rays. UVB which are the burning rays, causes skin burns and sun damage. UVA is the aging light which causes wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and sun spots.

There is no such thing as a safe tan. No matter what the salons tell you, trust me. There is no such thing. A tan is your body’s chemical reaction as it tries to protect you from the UV rays. In other cultures and countries they see a tan as an obvious and visible sign of sun damage!

TYPES OF SUNSCREEN

Natural vs. Chemical

  • Natural or physical sunscreen reflects UV light
    • Been shown to be toxic to sea and marine life. NOT biodegrade-able either
  • Chemical sunscreen absorbs UV light

***SPF is only relevant to UVB (burning) light BTW!!

APPLICATION/GUIDELINES

  • SPF should be the last product applied
  • Apply 15-20 minutes before going into the sun
  • Reapply every 90 minutes – 2 hours or more often if in water

****Don’t forget the following places****

  • Scalp
  • Lips
  • Face
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Eyelids
  • Hands
  • Ears

Good food sources of Vitamin D:

  • Sunlight
  • Cod liver oil
  • Sardines
  • Salmon
  • Mackerel
  • Tuna
  • Raw milk
  • Caviar
  • Mushrooms
  • Eggs

** Make sure your fish is wild-caught!!! **

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