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How to Protect Your Skin from Too Much Sun

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You might not realize that your skin is your body’s largest immune system organ.  While excess sun exposure can impair the immune system, you also need to be aware that there are many sunscreen chemicals that are easily absorbed into the bloodstream, leading to serious and unwanted ill effects.

Following research, Stanford University dermatologists have concluded that those who rely solely on sunscreens for sun protection suffer more from sunburn incidents that those who reported infrequent sunscreen use but wore hats and clothing to shield themselves from the sun.

Sadly, there has been an extensive advertising campaign over several decades to persuade the general public that the sun is the enemy and must be avoided at all costs.

Sun-protective measures like hats, sunglasses, seeking shade and avoiding sunlight for extended periods of time are all recommended.

If you feel you must use a sunscreen 

Then it is suggested that you opt for mineral-based sunscreen products with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide active ingredients while definitely avoiding products with ingredients like oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate. 

However, you should consider sunscreen as your last resort to prevent sunburn incidents.  Some experts will even go so far as to say that there is no clear evidence that using sunscreens will even prevent skin problems.

Why sunlight and not sunburn are vital for vitamin D

Sadly, A growing number of the population is deficient in vitamin D (a) because of the use of sunscreens and (b) because the general public is tending to spend more time indoors.  

Getting regular sun exposure to as much of the body for up to twenty minutes between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm (until the skin starts to turn pale pink) is the easiest way to top up your vitamin D levels safely.  The darker your skin and the older you are, the lower your absorption of vitamin D.  Try to keep your face out of the sun.

Then treat your skin to a dose of Simply Body Oil

Simply Body Oil Formula is made from a blend of pure natural essential oils and cold pressed or expeller pressed precious oils, providing the perfect way to improve and enhance the skin’s natural moisture.

Apply a few drops where needed morning and evening and even throughout the day when necessary.  A tip is to keep a bottle of Simply Body Oil Formula in the shower, so you can apply to the skin when it is still damp.  This ensures maximum absorption.

The ingredients include:

  • Ylang ylang pure essential oil which is ideal for balancing the skin's natural oil secretion. 
  • Sandalwood essential oil with its renowned moisturizing properties will reduce skin inflammation and hyperpigmentation to give a youthful glowing skin.
  • Pomegranate oil which is rich in Vitamins A, K, D, E and antioxidants with a rapid absorption rate.
  • Sweet almond oil with its fine texture to ensure easy absorption while helping to leave the skin soft, smooth and non-greasy.