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Melanoma Awareness Month

Melanoma Awareness Month

It’s May! Which means a few things… flowers, warm weather, and plenty of sunshine! We all know that getting a dose of sun can be healthy for us, especially since Americans tend to be deficient in vitamin D, BUT, we also know that there is a fine balance between a healthy amount of sunshine and a dangerous amount. In honor of National Melanoma Awareness Month, we want to show you how to protect yourself and get your daily dose of vitamin D without risking damage to your skin and health.

Protection: Protecting your skin daily should be your top priority 24/7/365! We love using Protect SPF 30 to ensure our skin is protected from both UVA and UVB rays. Our mineral based, chemical-free SPF is gentle on the skin but tough on harmful rays. We also LOVE that it smells quite delicious, and treats the skin to some great hydration and antioxidants. Use Protect daily and always remember to re-apply if you plan on being exposed to the sun for a long period of time.

Accessorize: Yep, you can still be fashionable and protect your body while enjoying the warm weather. Be sure to invest in a good pair of sunglasses and a great hat to protect your scalp! If you are enjoying some pool or beach time, be sure to have a light tunic or kimono to provide an extra layer of protection while you are out of the water.

Post Sun Treatment: Keep your skin soothed and happy with a little post sun cocktail… for the skin that is. Combine a few pumps of Replenish and a few pumps of Rescue with some Aloe Vera for a wonderful antioxidant-heavy, hydrating treatment.

The Vitamin D Myth: We have all heard it before, expose yourself unprotected to the sun for twenty minutes a day to absorb Vitamin D, right?!? Studies are now showing that may not be completely true. Yes, while a little sun basking does provide you with a small amount of your daily D intake, you still need more for your body. We suggest taking a vitamin D supplement and keeping your diet rich in wild caught fish (like salmon or tuna). Most nutritionists would suggest obtaining your daily intake through food, but for those picky eaters out there, a supplement will work just fine.

The truth is, protection of your skin outweighs the benefits of 20 unprotected minutes in the sun, so stay sun-safe this summer with our holistic skincare solutions!

Learn where to shop for your protection here!

CREDIT: Osmosis Skincare

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