Summer Skin On Martha’s Vineyard

Happy Summer !!!!
Summer is here, and We must not forget to protect the biggest organ in our body, your skin.
I find that we should protect ourselfs from the inside out. Eat colorful fruits and vegetables rich with antioxidants to help boost your skin’s natural SPF. It will protect your cells from outside damage such as sun, smoke and pollution. Lets keep in mind, the sun doesn’t just affect the exposed areas of your skin. It can get through some clothing as well. If you can see your hand through the clothing, you should wear sunscreen underneath.

Now, lets talk a little about SPF. Another issue of interest is the misleading marketing of high SPF (sun protection factor)sunscreens. Higher SPF = better sun protection right? Well, kind of. SPF works by absorbing, reflecting or scattering the sun’s rays on the skin. A sunscreen with an SPF of 15 blocks about 93% of UVB rays, SPF 30 blocks about 97%, and SPF 50 blocks 98%. SPF 50+ only protects marginally better than SPF 30, but with a higher price tag. Higher SPF sunscreens also require more concentrations of sun-filtering chemicals… I personally do not go higher than SPF 30.

Murad has developed a new era of SPFs. He brings the newest, and best technology to the industry for sun care protection, MuraSol Antioxidant Defense. MuraSol is a nourishing balance of the hydrating ingredients, antioxidants and anti-inflammatories necessary for a creating an environment for healthy skin. · Antioxidants Eliminate damaging free radicals responsible for most of what we perceive as skin aging including fine lines, pigment changes and textural irregularity. Examples include: Pomegranate extract (Ellagic Acid), Vitamin C and Grape seed extract. · Anti-Inflammatories Neutralize redness and prevent inflammatory cell damage. Examples include: Arnica, Zinc, Aloe Vera and Goldenseal.

So when shopping for a SPF take the extra minute to look the ingredients, its very important to protect and not damage your skin with all the bad chemicals out there.

Enjoy this wonderful blessed summer!!!

Written by Mary Anny Defreitas

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