Summer Skin Care – The Healthy Farm Girl

Summer Skin Care

With Summer almost in full swing, it's the time for sun protection as summer activities begin. Lots of sunscreens took a hit this year, and many were banned in Hawaii due to their destruction on reefs. If they are so destructive to plant life, what is it doing to humans? That question frightens me. I don't make or use sunscreen, but I am happy to recommend some brands that are safe if you choose to use it!

Here are my tips for not burning but keeping skin healthy during the sunny months.

First off, the sun is not the enemy. I don't believe God created a terrible eco-system and the sun has its rightful place for keeping us warm and giving us vitamin D! Treating it with respect, however is key. 

Research is showing that intake of certain vitamins through the skin, by vitamin form, and through your food is a great way to prevent sun damage. Vitamin A, C, and E, as well as antioxidants are powerful tools for sun protection!

I eat a diet high in healthy fats: avocados, butter, pumpkin seeds, and eggs. This helps my skin stay hydrated and healthy! Dark leafy greens are very beneficial as well. Berries, citrus fruits and other fresh foods are wonderful.

According to this fascinating and long study, you can also take Vitamin C, D3, Turmeric, and other supplements, and they can help as well.

Wear protective clothing in the heat of the day if you burn easily. There is a lot of shops that carry UV protective clothing that is light weight! 

Treat your skin well and keep it moisturized. During the winter, it's easier to remember when our face is dry to hydrate it, but it's just as important in the summer months. Your skin will be exposed to lots of UV rays and free radicals, so it's essential to protect and heal it from the exposure.

Each of my face creams have ingredients that are high in vitamins and antioxidants.

Ageless Glow Face Cream Sun Protective ingredients:

 CO-Q10 - Made naturally in the body to help rid the skin of free radicals, this enzyme can be depleted with age. By using it in face cream, it will help guard against cell damage in the skin and regenerate the skin by penetrating deep within the surface.

Vitamin B3 and D3 - B3 helps smooth out the texture of the skin as well as helps it retain it's water content. D3 regenerates the cells in the surface and beneath the surface of your skin.

Amber Extract - Shields skin from environmental and UV damage. Antioxidant.

Blueberry Seed Oil - Rich in Vitamin E, high in antioxidants, and full of omega 3 fatty acids. 

Beautify Face Cream Sun Protective ingredients:

 Vitamin E: Rich in antioxidants and full of wonderful restoring qualities.

Meadowfoam Oil: Effectively forms a barrier to lock in moisture and deliver nutrients deep into your epidermis. It also is very high in anti-oxidants.

Vitamin B5 (dl-panthenol): Readily accepted by the skin, this powerful ingredient turns to Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) when absorbed into the skin. This moisturizes, revitalizes, and regenerates cell growth in the skin.

Argan oil: Highly moisturizing, high in vitamin E and fatty acids. 

Rosy Blush Cream Sun Protective ingredients:

Rosehip Oil: Rich in Vitamin A and C which stimulate collagen and provide deep moisture. Fights aging spots and wrinkles.

Carrot Seed Oil: High in antioxidants and beta-carotenes, carrot seed helps protect from damage due to free radicals.

Pomegranate Oil: High in Punicic acid, which fends off cell damage and aid in collagen production.

Cocoa Butter: Extremely rich in antioxidants, this powerful butter helps keep dark spots and aging effects at bay.