Summer Sun & Your Skin
Summer Sun and Skin Tips
Let’s review a few basics for protecting your skin during these summer months when BarBQ’s, beach parties, backyard birthday parties, canoeing, kayaking, rafting and many more outside activities…mean more exposure to the sun.
Stay hydrated by drinking lots of pure water. every body requires water. it is essential to life itself…there is no substitute for pure water.
Summer Sun Protection Review:
- Use Sun Screen often and apply generously (ask Nora what to use)
- Shade does not guarantee protection from the Sun’s UVA/UVB rays…if you are near the ocean…the water reflects the rays even when you are under umbrellas and trees.
- Wear sunscreen even when in the shade
- Wear a Hat and Sunglasses
- Rinse off Saltwater…if you’re at the beach rinse off saltwater often since it is dehydrating (drying)
- Drink lots of pure water…cooler is better to help reduce body temperature during hot summer days/nights. Alcohol is dehydrating.
- Sun Burns do occur and if so…try these tips from a renowned Hollywood Celebrity Aesthetician/SkinCare Professional:
- Rinse off with cool water to cool the skin
- Apply Anti-Oxidants to stop free radical damage (Vit C&E)
- Gently Apply Aloe Gel or cold yogurt to help cool the skin
- Let Your Skin Breathe….avoid too frequent moisturizing with creams, lotions containing heavy oils.
- Don’t Do it again…avoid getting sunburned in the future!
Foods for Healthy Skin…this info comes compliments of the Mayo Clinic and their suggestions for healthier summer skin. They include:
- Carrots, apricots…e.g. lots of yellow and orange fruits and vegetables
- Spinach, Kale…lots of dark green leafy vegetables and salads
- Blueberries (strong antioxidant properties)
- Beans, Peas, Lentils (fiber & protein)
- Salmon, Mackeral and other deep, cold water fish
- Nuts such as walnuts, almonds, pecans…avoid processed, salted and oily nuts.
- AVOID refined, processed carbohydrates and fatty fats….sugar, baked goods, bleached & bromated grains etc.
JELLYFISH STINGS…Try to avoid coming into contact with Jellyfish…but if you do get stung here’s what to do: rinse with salt water immediately, remove tentacles with tweezers or wear protective gloves as soon as possible, rinse with white vinegar and apply vinegar compress. Use aspirin or tylenol for pain if needed. Seek medical help.
The information I’ve given you today goes for men, women and children! The sun touches everyone, and the foods recommended are good for the entire population. So, please enjoy your family times…but do take time to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Enjoy Your Summer.
Steven Davison, M.D.
At DAVinci…I combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science.