The Beatles said it best when they crooned out Here Comes the Sun, And I say it's alright. So, do we! There is just something special about being kissed by the sun isn’t there? Some skins glow golden, eyes shine brighter and even teeth look whiter. And whether we notice them or not, sunrises and sunsets remain beautiful. It’s what we do in-between that matters. Make hay while the sun shines this summer for beautiful skin and a delightful dose of Vitamin D.
Vitamin what? Vitamin D. It’s sometimes called the sunshine vitamin because it’s produced by your skin in response to the sun’s UVB rays. It helps you fight diseases, eases depression and even boosts weight loss. That’s because Vitamin D has hormonal effects in the body and is essential for human health. Depending on your natural skin colour, the amount of vitamin D you absorb from the sun can vary.
This is due to a pigment in the skin called Melanin. In general, people with darker skin tones have more melanin than those with lighter skin tones. Melanin is a natural protector against the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Those who have darker shades of skin therefore may not absorb as much vitamin D from the sun. Although the sun is vital is helping us produce Vitamin D, it can also burn and have harmful effects. So easy does it. Consider also applying healthy sunscreen with relevant sun protection factors.
What are the benefits of Vitamin D?
Vitamin D has many important functions in the body. It is essential for the development of bones as it enhances your ability to absorb minerals that are essential for bone health such as calcium and phosphorus into the intestines. It also beneficial for heart health, cancer prevention, immunity and mood. Spending about 20 minutes a day in the sunshine will help increase your absorption of the essential Vitamin D.
Like all things in life, the secret is moderation and protection. Although there are many benefits to a touch of sun, we recommend wearing hats, sunglasses and, light clothing sun protection sprays or creams containing protection factors. Because our largest organ, the skin, acts like a sponge, it absorbs what’s applied to it which enters the bloodstream. And a bit like the food we eat, we more natural the product, the better it is for both out internal and external wellbeing.
When we are being exposed to the sun for longer periods of time, sunscreen should be used to protect your skin. Mineral rich and antioxidant rich sprays or creams are also advantageous to combating damage from UVB rays before and after sun exposure.
Cellnutrition Quinton Dermo Spray is a 100% natural skin spray that can be used before and after sun exposure to help negate any damaging effects from the sun and keep your summer skin hydrated.
It is also beneficial to consume foods rich in antioxidants when you are out in the sun as they help to combat oxidants from the sun. Consumption of these foods can reduce the harmful effects of sun in the body. This includes Vitamins A, C and E from a wide range of plant-based foods such as tomatoes, dark leafy greens and green tea. Making juices and smoothies is a great way to increase consumption of these foods and to top up your antioxidant levels. Consumption of fruit and vegetables also supports hydration.
Hydration is essential, and especially when we are being exposed to the sun.
Cellnutrition Quinton Ampoules are the perfect addition to your daily routine. They are suitable for everyone of all ages, enabling water to be absorbed and held in your cells, keeping your cells fully hydrated. Cellnutrition Quinton Ampoules contain 78 bioavailable minerals and trace elements which also help you to absorb more nutrients from your food you consume, including those super important antioxidants.
Look after your summer skin with Cellnutrition Dermo Spray and Cellnutrition Quinton Ampoules
If you want to remineralise, revive and let your summer skin thrive, consider Cellnutrition.