As America begins to re-open and people across the states begin to enjoy more time outside in the sun, it’s a great time to think about your skin-care.
Recently, Purium Co-Owners Amy Venner & Dave Sandoval dedicated a Lifestyle Zoom to this topic, spilling the Purium secrets to a healthy skin protection regimen this summer.
Without further ado, here’s what you need to know. If you’d like to watch the Zoom, scroll to the bottom for the replay link.
Amy used to limit the amount of time she went outside, because she felt scared she would expose her skin to the consequence of sun damage, such as skin wrinkles and sun-burn. After all, skin damage and dehydration can lead to decreased skin elasticity.
Yet, the sun is actually good for our health, specifically supporting how your body gets vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and more.
We have four “solar panels” on our body: the two palms of our hands, our face and our belly. Dave recommends that we expose these parts of our bodies to the sun every day. He recommends going outside for sun between 10 am and 4 pm, twice a day, for at least 20 minutes for each session.
So, we have quite the predicament. We need the sun. Yet, the sun’s damaging UV light could be detrimental to our skin. Have no fear, plant nutrition is here to help!
How to Support Skin Protection in the Sun
When you go outside and expose yourself to the sun, make sure you have protection. Sunscreen can include tons of toxic ingredients and can also wash off if you are exposed to water in any way. (Beach day, anyone?)
That’s why it is important to support your skin from the inside. All living organisms have developed some type of way to protect themselves from the sun, and plants are no different.
For example, sea algae, like red marine algae, green algae (chlorella) and blue-green algae (spirulina) developed pigment profiles that have powerful defenses against radiation and sun damage.
What’s more, the sea algae and other greens food may actually help repair cells that have been damaged.
What do we mean by this? Well, when a cell dies, it replicates itself. If that cell was damaged, then it will replicate a damaged cell. Think of cell replication like a copy and scanner machine.
When you make a copy of a sheet of paper, it is always best to an original copy, right? That ensures the copy will look pristine and clear. Yet, have you seen really grainy copies? Most times, these copies were made from copies. So the bad condition just got worse and worse as it was copied.
That can happen to our cells, especially when damaged. That applies to our skin cells too. So, how do you arm yourself with essentials to promote healthy skin and sun protection?
Here is Dave & Amy’s recommendation.
Here are products that may work syngerstically to support your skin’s health and response to the sun through hydration, cell repair and protection.
- Astaxanthin, the main ingredient of Super Xanthin, has been shown to help protect skin from harmful UV damage in scientific studies.
- What’s more, astaxanthin may help support eye health and protection from the sun’s rays as well.
- Astaxanthin has also been shown to help skin elasticity in clinical studies.
- Learn more about this here.
- This product contains superoxide dismutase, a phytochemical that may help repair damage done by super oxide.
- By supporting cell repair, this product may be beneficial for helping to stop cell mutation (which can be detrimental to your health).
- Chlorella is known for its ability to support heavy metal detoxification. Adding chlorella to your regimen by help encourage your body’s response to cell mutation.
- Make sure to use cracked or broken-cell wall chlorella for the best effectiveness.
- Spirulina is carotene-rich, containing beta-carotene, zeaxanthin and more.
- These nutrients may help your cells defend against mutation and fight dehydration.
- Coco-Hydrate contains minerals & coconut water to help keep you hydrated in the sun.
- Hydration is important to keeping your body functioning.
Watch the Recap
Want even more information? Get all the great details by watching the Zoom recap here.