Hitting the beach this summer? Be sure your skin is protected!

We all know that getting some sun feels great and allows our bodies to produce vitamin D, but we also know how damaging the sun’s rays can be. If you’ve been wondering how to protect skin in the summer heat, then we’ve got some helpful tips that will keep your skin healthy this year.

The sun is usually strongest between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., so try to take shelter while the sun is most dangerous. If you are planning on being outside for any extended period of time, you should use a generous helping of natural sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Even if you’re using sunscreen, the ears and lips are difficult to protect so wearing a broad-rimmed hat and applying some lip balm is a great way to make sure you are fully protected.

You can also use nutrient-rich topical products, like our CoQ10 cream to rejuvenate skin and keep it “in shape” for when it does come in contact with the summer sun. Eating a healthy diet rich in vitamins, and using supplements to help maintain vitamin and nutrient levels also ensures your skin will remain in top condition.  And don’t forget about antioxidants or glutathione, either! They’re must-haves for protecting and nourishing the skin so that it’s able to fend off free radicals that can cause damage or accelerate aging.

Remember these tips for protecting your skin, not just this summer, but all year round!