How do you protect your skin when biking or being active outside? Do you cover yourself in SPF60 to avoid harmful UVFs or do you ignore sunscreens at all. I get especially confused in off-seasons: should I continue using sunblock in fall and winter? I want to be safe, but I also don’t want to be vitamin D deprived. My guest today Michael Russ, the President of the Oceana Naturals,LLC. was happy to shine some light on this problem.
I spend hours outside and want to protect my skin?
The sunscreen you use should be determined by your propensity for sunburn and the activity you will be engaged in. You can have high UV levels on a cool day, so if you intend to bike like you do in summer and UV levels are high, you should use the same sunscreen. What you want to be sure of is that you understand the cause of sun damaged skin, so you can make the right sun care choice.
Sun damaged skin (sunburn, leathery skin, wrinkles, and non-melanoma skin cancer) is the direct result of free radicals. Free radicals, unstable molecules that form on your skin when its exposed to the sun UV light, damage and stress skin cells via their instability. The active ingredients that make up the SPF in a sunscreen are designed to filter sunlight, so you can stay in the sun for a longer period of time. They have nothing to do with stabilizing free radicals.
In order to prevent free radical from damaging your skin, you must make sure food grade regular and super anti-oxidants are included in your sunscreen formula. The antioxidants will soak in, surround skin cells, and quite free radicals before they can cause damage. Hence, a sunscreen that combines effective sunlight filtering (SPF) with strong antioxidant protection, in a formula that is certified chemical free, offers the most complete protection. The sunscreen my company makes MelanSol 100% Natural Sunscreen is revolutionary because it is specifically designed to provide complete filtering and antioxidant protection.
It is getting cold and the winter is around the corner. Will I need sunscreen in November?
It’s best to pay attention to the UV levels in your area in November. If they are low, you can use am antioxidant sunscreen with a lower SPF for less sun filtering. MelanSol Skin Care contains the same amount of natural antioxidants in each SPF formula, so you receive the same powerful free radical protection, regardless of your activity.
There are so many vitamins-antioxidants on the market. Why do we need a cream too?
Potent topical antioxidants soak into your skin to directly help protect their skin from sun damaged skin, like sunburn, and longer term skin damage, like non-melanoma skin cancer. They are safe, anyone can use them, and they start protecting the moment they are applied–making them easier to use. The key is to develop a daily routine you can turn into a habit that will last a lifetime.Michael J. Russ is an author, speaker, President of Oceana Naturals LLC, and the founder of www.PureSunscreen.com. He is passionate about helping people live a life filled with optimum health, personal energy, joy, love, and passion for everything they do. Michael is also energized by giving back to organizations and people who are making the world a better place for all of us.