Memorial Day is almost here, and the urge to get out of the house and into the sun to welcome the warm familiar days of Summer is reaching it’s zenith. From beach trips to bar-b-ques, there will be no shortage of options available for those who are looking for a good time to spend with family and friends. But as much as we all love a good dose of Vitamin D, spending too much time in the sun can really put your skin through the wringer. Here are some things you can do to enhance your Memorial Day weekend plans without sacrificing your enjoyment of the great outdoors.
Sunscreen is a crucial component in any Memorial Day plan that involves a good day out. Whether you are headed to the beach, the pool deck or the backyard grill, make sure you’ve got some broad spectrum sunscreen handy. Look for sunscreen with at least an SPF of 15 (which blocks approximately 93% of the sun’s harmful UVB rays), and also look for ingredients like zinc oxide, oxybenzone and/or titanium dioxide, which help combat the UVA rays that are also dangerous to you and your skin.
Hydration is also critical in keeping you feeling refreshed and healthy, and the easiest way to stay hydrated this Memorial Day weekend (or anytime, for that matter) is to drink plenty of water. We aren’t saying adults of a legal age should drink only water while you are enjoying the company of your friends and family, we’re just saying that drinking lots of water regularly helps keep your skin’s natural elasticity and overall health in balance.
Antioxidants are the best weapons we can use to combat those unhealthy free radicals in your body that have it out for your health and happiness. While our body produces natural antioxidants to fight the damaging free radicals inside us, we don’t produce enough on our own to outnumber the free radicals our bodies also produce. How can we help ourselves even up the battlefield? Foods that are rich in antioxidants can swing the balance back into place. Fresh fruits and veggies aren’t just delicious snacks and side items–they’re full of antioxidants, so chow down on colorful choices like carrots, apricots and spinach.
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