Keeping safe in summer sun should be high on your priority list. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. There’s great news though, you can help protect your body from the inside out by adding antioxidants, like the Aroniaberry to your diet.
According to researcher Iwona Wawer, a leading Aronia expert, sunburn prevention was observed in human study subjects after the oral ingestion of antioxidant rich extracts, such as Aronia’s anthocyanin. Dr. Wawer advises sun protection should include seeking out antioxidant rich foods and dietary antioxidant supplements such as Aronia berries or Aronia berry products,. Learn more on Dr. Wawer’s studies and findings regarding the Aronia Berry can be found in her book “The Power of Nature” available at Superberries.com.
Other great tips for protecting yourself from the sun include:
Wear protective clothing
Light fabrics make wearing pants, long-sleeved shirts, long-sleeved swim protection doable. Also consider hats with big brims to cover your scalp, face and neck.
Sunglasses are a must
Sun glasses are important to help prevent cataracts. Look for sunglasses that block 99% or 100% of UVB and UVA rays.
Limit your time in the sun during peak hours
Try to limit your time our between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. This is the time that the sun’s harmful rays are their strongest. If you must be outside find shade or bring an umbrella.
Use sunscreen all the time
Even on the cloudiest day put on sunscreen. In as little as 15 minutes UV rays can cause skin damage. Find a good moisturizer or make up with sunscreen in the formula. In choosing sunscreen, pick one with at least SPF 15 that protects from UVA and UVB rays. And reapply sunscreen every two hours. Don’t forget your hands and fee.
Tanning beds, tanning booths, and sunlamps expose you to intense UV radiation which increase your risk of skin cancer.
Look for other sources of Vitamin D
Tanning isn't the only way to get vitamin D. Consider Vitamin D rich foods and supplements to get this important vitamin in your diet.
Survey your skin frequently
If you notice a mole, a bump, scaly spots or a place where your skin has changed color, talk to your doctor. Skin cancer is easy to treat when caught early.