Summer is a time when we tend to eat lighter and add more water and fruit to our diets. Be mindful of how you feel as you eat. Be careful not to consume fruit juices for example apple juice has just as much sugar as soda as most fruit juices do...juice is soda without the bubbles. So be sure to have the natural fruit or maybe make your own fruit juices. Read labels if you buy pre made juice and check the sugar content. Buy organic if you can.
Sun protection: Please don't think you shouldn't wear sunblock because you need Vitamin D it's imporatnt to know it is the UVB rays that help us generate Vitamin D. Also known as the burning rays. UVA rays are the cause of aging and skin cancers. UVB rays only hit you when the sun is at a certain angle so basically that happens in the middle of the day to receive your dose of Vitamin D. Remember the damage from the UVA happens anytime. You can get your daily dose of Vitamin D in the middle of the day and before your skin turns pink. Most important use a chemical free sunblock. As per Dr. Frank Lipman the inexpensive SunFriend wristband can help you monitor your exposure and warn you when to cover up. He also recommends testing your Vitamin D levels twice a year spring and fall are ideal. Remember UVA rays penetrate windows.
Sleep! When your sleep is off know it's a clue that something is off in your body and it or your lifestyle needs attention. Sleep is not a luxury, this will keep your brain sharp and youthful. We all feel the same about staying YOUTHFUL now don't we. Sleeping is when your body repairs, restores, maintains, and detoxifies itself. When it comes to using penetrating creams like night cream they have a better chance of penetrating when your skin is at rest and not fighting off free radicals by day.
Cell phones can disrupt our sleep and promote aging to the skin from the blue light. Wear blue light protection sunblock and blue light protection glasses!
What you put in your body is just as if not more important as what you put on your body. I am all about the ritual. Cleanse, tone, eye cream, protect by day. Cleanse, tone, exfoliate, eye cream, night cream every day. Extra exfoliation and masking too. Clean food and hydrate everyday. Clean positive thoughts and forgiveness everyday. Crowd out the toxins...Food, thoughts, people. The way to do this is to replace the toxins with healthy good skin care, food, thoughts, and people. Crowding out makes less room for the toxins. Make the connection make the changes look at you skincare and your food and your tribe. Take them seriously it all matters.
MIND - BODY - SPIRIT