5 Spa Tips to Protect Skin Naturally During Summer

July 17th, 2015

July can be the most brutal month on the skin during summer.  So the best NYC spa offers the 5 top tips to protect skin naturally during summer and counter the effects of sun damage.  When temperatures peek our skin is at it’s most vulnerable, so it is critical that we find the most reliable barriers to preserve dermal health and slow the arrival of the signs of aging that can come as result of contact with the celestial orb of fire.

Vitamins

Vitamins A and C are essential for general health but they also provide the antioxidants that inhibit the break down of the dermis due to environmental factors including solar exposure.  Using a Vitamin C Face Wash as part of a daily regime is the ultimate way to topically guard against premature aging and degradation of the skin.  Taken as supplements you can also reap the same benefits

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Mineral Sunscreen

Why mineral sunscreen?  It is a proven and natural way to inhibit damage to skin due to longer hours of sun exposure.  The sun reflects off the mineral coating rather than be absorbed through dermal layers.  The Daily Hydrating Cream has also combined two physical sun-blocks, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide in the formula to make it more enriching. Titanium dioxide is known for its high refraction properties that deter the absorption of the harmful UV rays. Zinc oxide, on the other hand has advanced sun protection capabilities, which protect the skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays.

According the trusted medical site, webmd.com, ‘David J. Leffell, M.D., professor of dermatology and surgery at Yale School of Medicine, recommends choosing a broad-spectrum sunscreen, which offers greater UVA (as well as UVB) protection.’

Diet

The International Journal of Epidemiology surmised that a Mediterranean diet (including fruits, vegetables, fresh herbs, olive oil, and omega-3 fatty acids) can cut the risk of melanoma in half.  Curry and turmeric have been applied as holistic and internal ways to keep the sun from ravaging the dermis in Eastern regions for centuries.  Research has found that cultures who partake of a diet loaded with these spices also have lower instances of melanoma.  Foods such as citrus fruits and watermelon, for example, are rich in Vitamin C that fortifies the immune system as a well as the skin.

Covering up is in…

Whether you choose a fashionable parasol or sun hat, a layer of protection in the accessory variety can reduce the appearance of sun spots and prevent sunburn at it’s most extreme as it shields the skin.  Often a trip to places like Thailand and the United Arab Emirates you’ll see locals wearing long sleeves.  These are also places with far fewer instances of skin cancer: one part is melanin and one part is covering up.

Take a break from the sun…

Remember its ok to take a break from the outdoors and the sun.  If you live closer to the equator you’re be getting fewer hours of more intense sunlight.  But those who reside in more northern climates are exposed to the sun until the very late hours of the day.  This is where the hazard lies as we tend to forget the amount of outdoor time we’ve had and the potential damage done.

If you need help ascertaining your skin type to more optimally protect it, a consultation with a trusted holistic aesthetician for a customized daily regime.  A trusted professional can recommend pre- and post sun care could make a huge difference in keeping a glowing and ageless complexion all year round.

 

Deanna Lane has a BFA from Pratt Institute and a Masters degree in cultural anthropology from New Mexico State University–now writing health and wellness articles for Joanna Vargas Skincare Sanctuary in NYC.  Otherwise exploring the art, social media and blogging scenes…   

 

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