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3 Summer Must Haves (other than SPF) To Prevent Sun Damage

3 Summer Must Haves (other than SPF) To Prevent Sun Damage

Suns out, summer vacations on. Beach days, hikes, summer get togethers, and all those fun outdoor activities can leave your skin screaming for help.

The sun isn't all bad, it's great for regulating sleep cycle and mood (don't you always feel better when you get a little sun). However, it can in excess cause hyperpigmentation, collagen loss, and earlier signs of aging.

But did you know that plants are allies to help defend against sun damage?  Yep, it's actually true.

Studies show SPF works better when paired with antioxidant rich skincare to prevent and repair free radicals that steal your skin's healthy hydrated youthful glow. 

But How?


Plant extracts and plant lipids naturally packed with vitamins A, B, C, & E, plus carotenoids, lycopene, and flavonoids help protect against sun damage and early signs of aging. Not that aging is bad..because it isn’t.  Repeat after me, you are beautifully perfect at any age. 

Plants are pretty amazing since the combination of the right plants provide a photoprotective  effect because they each protect against different aspects of skin damage. 

What does that all mean? Antioxidants + sunscreen = glowing happy healthy skin

What Plants to look for?

  • Roses (rich in vitamin B and lipids) are restorative and nourish skin. You'll love the refreshing feel of rose hydrosol found in Phyto Tonic. And the carotenoids rich rosehip seed oil to repair and protect skin.
  • Kakadu plum and bearberry has an abundance of vitamin C to stimulate collage production and brighten skin. Both found in Me Time's Glow Getter and Phyto Tonic.
  • Anthocyanin, a type of flavonoid, found in berries have antioxidants power thought to prevent, reverse, and protect against uv damage. You can find several different berries in Berry Bright that brightens and smooths skin and Clean Slate to deeply moisturize skin.

3 Summer Must Haves (other than SPF) to Prevent Sun Damage 

  1. A Hat and sun protective clothing Whether it be floppy, baseball cap, light breeze long sleeves. You'll want basically anything that shades the sun off your face, ears, and provides more protection. Look for clothing that has UV protection of 50.

  2. Sunglasses protect your eyes from bright sun and also prevent squinting that after time causes fine lines around your eyes and that annoying 11 between the brows. 

  3. This antioxidant rich duo feeds your skin all those plant extracts I talked about above. Phyto Tonic and Glow Getter, better known as the Glow Duo, are plant allies to repair sun damage and give your skin a plump, healthy, happy hydrated glow.

So don’t run from the sun! Everything in moderation, right? But do find shade, stay hydrated, visit your dermatologist to checkups, and reach for your favorites to help prevent and repair skin from uv damage.

Read this for sunscreen do's and don'ts.

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