How to take care of your body’s biggest organ…your skin!

sun safety

A lot of my patients want to look and feel their best. My advice? Moisturize with sunscreen! Yes, you heard me. The best thing you can do for your skin is moisturize, particularly while your skin is still damp. One natural option I like is using coconut oil – that same oil you cook with! A little goes a long way. Even better, moisturize with SPF. Those sun rays may feel amazing on your skin, but just imagine how much better you will feel without being haunted by the thought of UV rays creating mutations that may lead to skin cancer. .

The biggest mistake people make in sunscreens is that people do not apply enough. Most sunscreens last only 2 hours. We generally prefer a physical block that contains zinc oxide because it protects from both UVA and UVB radiation. In addition, there are less likely to be skin reactions in this compared to chemicals found in most commercial sunblocks. I would also suggest you consider using one of our serums, these provide an SPF of 8, but last all day and help prevent mutations associated with skin cancer. An SPF of 30 provides 95% protection.

Your skin is the biggest organ of the body, it works hard to prevent foreign particles from getting inside and causing dangerous problems. Make sure you take care of it by moisturizing, proper SPF use and hydrating.