I love the sun but with my milky white Irish skin, the sun can do damage under 30 minutes. As I'm sure you can guess, I've had my fair share of burns over the years. I've been extremely careful the last decade, but as a teen, I was a sun worshipper even though my parents tried to stop me [sorry mom!].
Interestingly though, I don't burn as quickly as I used to. You might assume this is because I'm more careful with applying sunscreen regularly, while that certainly helps, eating foods that are natural photoprotectants are also extremely beneficial.
In this video, I talk about foods and nutrients that help protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. What I mean by this is that there are actual nutrients that lessen the negative effects of UVA and UVB rays. This means they can help prevent a burn and they can lessen aging of our skin.
WARNING: This doesn't mean you can megadose with these nutrients I talk about in my video and expect that you can laze by the pool all weekend long!
You still need to be mindful of your sun exposure and apply sunscreen as you see fit.
Another thing I talk about in this video is the importance of the sunshine for vitamin D. If you slather your body with sunscreen every time you're exposed to the sun you will make very little vitamin D. Sunshine is quite simply THE BEST way to increase your vitamin D levels naturally. And you already know the importance of vitamin D from a recent post right? ;)
Wishing you a burn-free joyous summer!