UV Safety Awareness is on and it's the perfect opportunity to remind you of ways to stay healthy in our climate. Temperatures are reaching an all-time high, so it's important to keep your skin protected, your body hydrated, and keep a close eye on your overall well-being.
1. GET ENOUGH SLEEP
One of the most underrated and overlooked health needs is sleep. Getting a good night's rest directly contributes to daily performance and physical health. In our climate specifically, our bodies work harder to cool us down, leaving the body feeling fatigued.
Remember that, especially after a day in the sun, it's important to prioritize sleep. The sun's rays suppress melatonin, the hormone that helps a lot to sleep. Because of this, it's not uncommon to encounter a heat wave once you're back indoors.
The best advice we can give is to listen to your body and prioritize a consistent sleep schedule. It will make them wake up and feel refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to face the next day.
2. MAINTAIN A HEALTHY ROUTINE
In addition to getting a good night's sleep, there are three other specific things to make sure you focus on in your routine: exercise, diet, and water intake. Physical attributes aside, these three things can help you get your daily dose of vitamin D, get your blood moving, and help lead an overall healthier life.
The benefits of exercise are endless, from weight control, strengthening the immune system and improving mental health, to improving blood circulation and maintaining healthy skin. Whether it's going for a walk, enjoying a yoga class or doing a more intense exercise, encourage yourself to get out and get moving.
Just like exercise, adding some healthy foods to your diet also does wonders for your body, both inside and out. Foods like fish and avocado are enriched with healthy fats, rich in Omega-3 and vitamin E, both essential to keep skin hydrated and protected from the sun. For those who struggle with dry, red, or sensitive skin, recommend incorporating healthy skin foods into your diet.
Arguably the most important reminder is water intake. Our bodies depend on water to function, and especially during these hot afternoons, constant water intake is essential. For those who struggle to stay hydrated, try suggesting alternative methods to drinking plain water. This may include eating more fruits and vegetables, drinking electrolyte drinks, eating a popsicle, or making smoothies with fruits and vegetables. This can help keep their bodies fueled and their skin glowing.
3. PROTECT YOUR SKIN AND EYES
The next step on the health checklist is none other than skin and eye protection. Many put on SPF in the morning and think they are protected and ready to take on the day. However, we know that there is more to skin protection than sunscreen.
For the sun's harsh rays, stay fully protected from UVA and UVB rays with Ultra Hydrating Sunscreen Broad Spectrum. This SPF40 contains 8% zinc oxide to help block UV rays while nourishing the skin. It works as a foundation for those looking for that fresh base layer and contains firming peptides to keep skin looking youthful and refreshed. Other benefits include:
- 100% free of artificial ingredients
- vegan and cruelty free
- Safe for sensitive skin and pre- and post-op
In addition to the safety of the skin, it is also important that you take into account the other main organ of the body that is susceptible to the sun: the eyes. The sun's impact on our eyes can range from dryness and sunburn to cataracts and cancer.
Stay up to date on the best eye protection this summer. This may include upgrading your polarized sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection, or wearing hats more often to protect your face. Another great way to keep your eyes healthy is quite simple: make sure you remove your contact lenses correctly at the end of the night, especially after being in the sun all day. After a long day of applying SPF, staying hydrated, and getting a few minutes of exercise, don't forget to make eye health a priority.
4. BE AWARE OF CHANGES IN HEALTH
At the end of the day, remind them to pay attention to any abnormal changes in their bodies. Whether it's a mole that changes shape or color, a sunburn that won't go away, or unusual aches and pains, make sure they know how to talk.
These four simple tips, plus our expertly formulated products, will give you the edge you need for healthier looking skin. Ready to start using your best skincare options?