Smarter Choices This Summer for Healthier Skin
You’ve seen it time and time again in you spa or medical practice. For many clients, summer sun can lead to summer sunburn. And while wearing a broad-spectrum SPF is a no-brainer to help prevent sun damage; healthy skin this summer (and all year round) is not just about putting on sunscreen! It’s also about stopping inflammation.
Inflammation is a stress reaction of the immune system for any reason – from sunburns to an infection. And it is also a key culprit scientists are studying for its involvement in everything from obesity to heart disease to depression. Help your clients learn that preventing sunburn is more than just putting on sunscreen with these inflammation-fighting tips.
Mind What You Eat
What you put into your body is as important as what you put on your body when it comes to preventing and fighting inflammation. Incorporate some of these super-foods into your diet this summer to help protect your body from inflammation.
- Broccoli a Vitamin C powerhouse and a good source of calcium
- Hemp Oil and other omega-3 fatty acids also contain gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) to further fight inflammation. Remember to look for the unrefined organic oils.
- Tart Cherries reduce inflammation ten times better than aspirin!
- Spinach contains plenty of carotenoids, one kind of inflammation-reducing antioxidant.
- Pineapple contains bromelain, an antioxidant that boosts your immunity naturally.
Incorporate a Healthy Lifestyle
To truly prevent inflammation as much as possible, you’ll need to take action and change aspects of your lifestyle too.
- Exercise Regularly, at least two and a half hours of moderate exercise each week has been shown to lower markers of inflammation by at least 12 percent.
- Get a Massage. Research suggests that a 45-minute massage can lower your levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines.
- Take Supplements, such as vitamin D and fish oil. In the lab, vitamin D shows a significant anti-inflammatory effect on cells. Fish Oil has been shown to decrease the need for anti-inflammatory drugs in some patients.
Be Conscious Of What You Put On Your Skin
- Reduce your exposure to toxins by using natural products, especially in your skin care. When your immune system encounters foreign substances – including environmental toxins – it can react by creating inflammation.
- Look for antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients in your products that will help reduce and prevent free-radical damage, which can lead to inflammation.
- Utilize the latest innovations in skincare, like stem cell technology, which has a clinically proven record of successful skin rejuvenation, from burn victims to fine lines and wrinkles.
Stemology Skincare offers a suite of sun care products including Cell Renew SunVeil™ Complete OneTint™ Moisturizer SPF 17, a multifunctional, 3-in-1 formula that delivers deep hydration to skin, while Full Spectrum SPF 17 defends against harmful UVA/UVB rays, and Cell Renew EnviroExpose Repair and Restore Crème, a revolutionary formula featuring a unique blend of cell nutrients, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory agents that has clinically proven ingredients to reduce skin inflammation by 31%*.
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*Study results on file.
Contributed by Dr. Hal Simeroth, Chief Technical Officer for Stemology Skincare
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