How to Have Healthy Skin
The sun is needed for Vitamin D synthesis so we can have strong bones and teeth but too much of a good thing can be bad. Too much sun exposure can damage the delicate layers of the skin causing uneven tone, fine lines, and wrinkles. Luckily, there are ways to protect your skin and minimize sun damage.
Whenever you step outside in the sunshine you are exposing your skin to invisible UV rays. UV or ultraviolet light can hurt your skin after prolonged exposure. Too much sun exposure causes damage to the skin and premature aging. People that used to sunbathe a lot had skin that resembled tanned leather after a while. Scientists estimate that as much as 90% of skin aging is caused by UV radiation. What you can do to minimize sun exposure is to wear sunscreen and a hat to cover your face.
Eat Right for Healthy Skin
Wearing protective clothing, using sunscreen, and staying out of the sun when the UV rays are the strongest (between 12 and 2 pm) are a few ways to protect your skin from damaging UV rays. Make sure to eat a healthy diet including proteins, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables will help nourish your skin and help it stay healthy.
Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables provide some very important nutrients for healthy skin. Beta carotene helps your skin look tan and healthy without the tanning booth or UV rays. Organic Greens (a superfood) is a great way to add more vegetables to your diet without eating more food. You get a full day’s serving of vegetables in 2 scoops.
Vitamins and Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for healthy skin. Vitamin A is found in orange and leafy green vegetables. Beta carotene is found in tomatoes as well as spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes, and kale. Beta carotene helps fight sun damage. Omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants help neutralize free radicals caused by UV rays. These vitamins and nutrients are essential for healthy,young-looking skin.
Collagen is responsible for the fibers in the skin that support it and keep it smooth and elastic. This is found deep in the skin layers and sun damage destroys this network of fibers leading to sagging skin and wrinkles. One way to get more collagen is through bone broth. Bone broth is high in Vitamin C and peptides which is needed for collagen synthesis.
While we need the sun for its wonderful benefits, it also has some negatives; namely sun damage, wrinkles, and sagging skin. You can protect your skin by making sure to get the right nutrients, wearing protective clothing, avoiding the sun during the hottest part of the day, and wearing sunscreen to help your s