Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tips for Healthy Skin this Summer

This past weekend the weather was insanely beautiful in Santa Barbara.  I did however end up with a little sunburn.  I recently read an article that stated that frequent suncereen wearers are 23% more likely to burn than those who hardly ever use it?  

Crazy right?! It's because the labeling on Sunscreen is misleading! Make sure that when you pick a sunscreen you pick ones that block both UVA and UVB rays. Also make sure that you reapply after going in the water since sunscreen isn't as "waterproof" as we are lead to believe.

I also learned a few fun facts: Did you know that drinking a cup coffee or tea can reduce the risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer by 5% and comsuming as little as 1 1/3 tablespoons of tomato paste a day can reduce sunburn by up to 33%? Definitely trying out the tomato paste idea! Also remember to wear a hat and/or sunglasses out on those sunny days! 

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