We all know how incredible we feel after spending a day at the beach. Scientific studies show the real reason is that the sun puts you in a better mood because it stimulates the pineal gland in your brain. For those who are unable to get out during the day for at least 20 minutes of sunshine, try to make an effort to do so for at least 10 minutes at a time between 8 am and 4 pm. It also helps you to sleep better and fights depression.
Mother Nature has provided us with a natural healer. The sun provides the highest source of Vitamin D, which is essential for strong bones and aids in strengthening our immune systems. If it is not possible for you to get regular sunlight, you can make it up by intake of other sources. Take a Vitamin D Fatty fish is also a great source.
The sun on your skin can also have healing benefits if you have psoriasis. It will slow the cell turn-over rate which can dramatically reduce some redness and itchiness from this condition.
I also have to warn you about the bad parts of too much sun. Burning your skin will damage and cause skin cancer to most people if they go unprotected. Your skin can only handle so much UV radiation so please be wise about sun protection. The ideal time to go to the beach would also be later in the day when the radiation is not as strong. I advise getting a full body check for skin cancer by a physician at least once a year just to be safe.
I’m sorry to tell you the sun is one of the biggest problems for wrinkled skin because it breaks down the collagen in the skin. Collagen can be stimulated again by using a Vitamin C serum or one of my regenerating facials that work in repairing at the cellular level. But always know that deep UV radiation can do permanent damage and cause skin cancer.
I can provide a healthy airbrush tan to give you the appearance of a tanned and a slimmer figure. It only takes 15 minutes instead of hours of baking. I also recommend a self-tanner for home maintenance 1-2 times a week. You want the health benefits of the sun just not the damaging part.
I offer Airbrush Tanning at Robin Walter Salon and I favor the Pevonia brand self-tanning cream because it looks very natural. The Vitamin C serum I recommend is called Rain, it’s an organic product and I would use twice a day under your moisturizer. All of my anti-aging facials are used with quality ingredients that make a difference on the cellular level – where it counts.
Please feel free to stop by any time for a complimentary skin consultation and all facials include a Free Foot Reflexology for the month of June. Just mention the ShoreBread special at the time of booking your appointment 410-208-2576. You can also reach me on my Facebook page – Christy Stone Trala, Esthetician.
Have a great summer!