With the hubs being in Uganda, Africa (on the equator) this week, I’m thinking about the sun a little more than usual (or, not thinking about it, as you will read of my “accident” below).
I read this quick & easy post (below) on sunscreen from Dr. Axe this week, and I wanted to pass it along to you since (in the US) it’s about to be summer. Near the bottom of his post is a link to another article of his, which lists foods that fight skin cancer, which would benefit your preventive measures or help someone who may already be in a fight against skin cancer. I am a fair skinned girl, and this is my first spring after organic/healthy/real food eating for a year. I can definitely see a difference in how easily my arms are starting to tan (not red). Yay!
After dropping hubs at the airport last weekend, I unintentionally sat in the sun without any protection (wasn’t thinking. brain dead after helping him get off to Africa) for well over an hour, as my very first sun exposure on my shoulders this season. I only got pink, covered it with coconut oil after I got home, and it’s already turned brown. Disaster avoided! Whew. Eating healthy food is feeding my skin, and the older I get, Lord knows I need all the skin help I can get (freckles, brown spots, wrinkles, veins)! So I’m excited to see what happens this summer, and I’m encouraged with yet another benefit to this healthy lifestyle (I need to update my list). I hope you’re encouraged too. Throw out the toxic stuff you used last year. It’s time to re-think your sunscreen purchases!
Organic Eater (and Bather)