Ahhh! The days are longer, the sun is shining bright and summer is almost upon us. There definitely isn’t a shortage of sunshine living in SoCal but that doesn’t make summer any less exciting. It’s time to be outdoors, vacationing and hopefully having a blast with the family! BUT we can’t forget that we have to be safe in the sun.
I travel with sun protection. It’s a must. I tell my daughter that sun care isn’t something we negotiate. We need to protect our skin. Whole Foods Market wants you to survive the summer with their Whole Foods Market Sun Care Tips! They are also offering a 4-Day Sun Care Products Sale. Learn more at the end of this post.
- Frequency of Application. If you are using a sunscreen with an SPF of 15, and it usually takes you 15 minutes to get a sunburn, all you have to do is multiply the two numbers together to figure out about how long your sunscreen should last. In this case, it would be 225 minutes, or 3 hours and 45 minutes.
- Negative Effects. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, being in the sun too much can cause sunburn, freckles, skin texture changes, rashes and dilated blood vessels. Exposure also increases the risk of skin cancer and is the cause of 90% of wrinkles.
- What’s My Number? The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that everyone wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30.
- Be Informed! Read labels carefully, because only broad spectrum sunscreen offers protection from both UVB sun rays, which is linked to skin cancer and can cause redness and burning, and UVA rays, which can cause skin cancer and premature skin aging
- There’s More! In addition to applying sunscreen, wearing protective clothing and hats is helpful. Also, an adequate antioxidant and omega-3 fatty acid intake in the diet can also be protective to the skin. For post-sun soothing, nurture your skin by choosing products with nutrient-rich ingredients: Green Tea, Soy, Milk Thistle, Shea Butter, Sea Buckthorn & Carrot Oil.
Reasons to shop for sunscreen this summer at Whole Foods:
- Protect your skin from both UVA and UVB radiation that has been linked to causing skin cancer, cataracts and visible signs of aging
- Whole Foods Market’s quality standards ensure that the base ingredients in the sunscreens are as clean as possible, using botanicals that potentially benefit skin health
- Our Premium Body Care standards prohibit chemical sunscreen active ingredients and ensure that products are screened for particle size, showing the absence of nano-particles.
Protect your skin from the summer sun at Whole Foods Market with 30 percent off sun care, valid May 23-26 at Whole Foods Market! Moms, I recommend the SPF 30+ Baby Sunscreen for the little ones! It’s unscented and it doesn’t contain oxybenzone or the other nasty stuff that some sunscreen is made with!
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Another thing to note is never try making your own, you will never get a good enough SPF and risk burns.