Instead of slathering on conventional sunscreens with harmful ingredients, it's better to consume superfoods that can help boost your skin health and prevent sun damage.
Did you know that you can reap amazing photoprotection benefits by eating camu camu berries or using camu camu powder? You can also enjoy similar health benefits by taking microalgae like spirulina.
When talking about nanoparticle safety, remember that nanoparticles vary by shape, size and coating. This means their properties make it difficult for consumers to know which ones are safe. (Related: The unwanted side effects of sunscreen, and some natural alternatives.)
Unfortunately, consumers are often confused by the misleading labeling used by manufacturers. These labels make it hard to determine which sunscreens are safe to use and which may cause sun damage to the skin.
The International Agency for Research on Carcinogens labels titanium dioxide as a potential carcinogen. When either titanium dioxide or zinc oxide are inhaled, they cause direct harm to lung tissue.
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Countless studies have proven the health benefits of vitamin C. According to research at the Linus Pauling Institute of Oregon State University, concentrations of vitamin C present in the dermis and epidermis may help prevent UV-induced photo-damage.
Topical applications can boost C levels in the skin and the stratum corneum or the outermost layer of your epidermis is a primary obstacle to absorption.
But researchers found that vitamin C preparations with low pH levels around 4, like the uncharged form of vitamin C or ascorbic acid, are more bioavailable and can be absorbed into the epidermal layer.
And while vitamin C offers skin-protective benefits, these are not direct. The skin health benefits of vitamin C are attributed to its antioxidant properties that offer protection against UV-induced, free-radical damage.
Data also suggests that combining vitamin C orally with vitamin E may mutually enhance the skin-protective properties of the two vitamins.
Consuming superfoods full of beneficial antioxidants can help protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays. If you want a more efficient way of boosting your fruit and vegetable intake, try consuming green juices.
Below are some nutritious fruits and vegetables that you can consume more to protect yourself from the potential threats of sun exposure:
When making fruit smoothies, green juices or various dishes, add superfoods like avocados, cacao, carrots, cinnamon and dark berries to naturally boost antioxidant activity.
Don't put yourself at risk by using sunscreens with harmful chemicals. Instead of using conventional sunscreens, look for alternatives that contain non-toxic ingredients and boost your skin health by consuming sun-protecting superfoods like camu camu berry or spirulina.
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Watch the video below for more tips on how to avoid toxic sunscreen ingredients.
This video is from the Dr. Edward Group channel on Brighteon.com.