As we head into Spring, we know it is easy to forget that you need to protect your skin from sun exposure. But actually UVA rays are strong all year round, despite the season, and these rays can cause not only skin damage, but premature aging as well. One great product to help give you an even greater edge than even just sunscreen is a simple once daily orange pill, but before we get into that lets go over some important skin facts and the dangers of the sun.
Sun Exposure and Facts:
Leaving your skin unprotected can have some shocking effects both long term and short term:
Short Term effects of Sun Damage:
- Damage to outer layer or skin
- 2nd degree burns that can blister and damage nerve endings
Long Term Effects of Sun Damage:
- Dark Spots
- Breakdown of Collagen and Elastin, this leads to premature aging
- Damaged skin cells
- Pigment Changes
- Dry Skin
- Skin Cancer
What can you do to protect yourself?
Following the national guidelines of the American Academy of Dermatology, The Derm Institute recommends daily use of a sunscreen, with minimum SPF of 30, as a part of your skincare regimen. Whether rain or shine, you should make this a daily habit! The American Academy of Dermatology also recommends reapplication every 3 hours.
If you are active outdoors, on a tropical vacation, live in sunny southern California, prone to skin discoloration (those with sun spots or melasma) or just find it hard to be perfect about reapplication, try a whole-body approach to your sun protection.
Protect your skin from the inside out with the dietary supplement Heliocare. Heliocare is an all natural oral supplement derived from a fern extract. Heliocare acts as a superantioxidant to reverse the oxidative stressors of sun exposure. The oral pill has over 15 years of research, and is highly recommended by dermatologists. We find it the perfect adjunct for an active lifestyle or for anyone concerned about the aging effects of the sun, and want an additive protection on top of sunscreen.
This ionce daily oral supplement helps maintain your skin’s self-protecting mechanism against the sun and photoaging year round, no matter the season.
Remember, Heliocare is an ADJUNCT to sunscreen, not a substitute. But it is fantastic for those of us who are active, imperfect with reapplication, and for all those areas like the scalp where sunscreen is difficult to get on.
Stop by The Derm Institute today to learn more about this product. It’s a great addition to any skincare regimen. With help from The Derm Institute, and products like Heliocare you can be sun safe and sun smart!
Remember to Cherish the Skin You are in. Protect it with sunscreen and products like heliocare. Maintain it with regular skinchecks and procedures that enhance its beauty, and you can feel comfortable and confident every day.
. . . Shared by the TDI team.