You know that you should be using sunscreen every day to protect your skin (sun damage is cumulative over time, not just during the summer), but you can boost your skin’s defense to sun damage to further keep your skin healthy & young.


Antioxidant Boost

There is significant research that indicates that the topical application of antioxidants to skin fights sun & other free radical damage. Basically, the antioxidants keep the free radicals from harming your DNA and causing mutant cells. Sunscreen is still important because it prevents those molecules from getting to your cells in the first place (physical sunscreen by reflecting the UV rays away, chemical sunscreen by being itself destroyed, instead of your skin cells), but adding a layer of an antioxidant serum or lotion under your sunscreen can add an extra line of defense for your skin. There are also sunscreens available today that have antioxidants (such as green tea polyphenols or beta-carotene) in their formulation so it’s still just one step in the morning!

Product Recommendations: BellaDerma Green Tea Antioxidant Moisturizing Lotion, BellaDerma Triple Antioxidant Serum


Anti-Aging Boost

Some studies indicate that UV rays are responsible for up to 90% of visible aging of the skin (especially wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, volume loss and skin texture). Yes, you read that right – up to 90%! And no, all of your sun damage is not accumulated by age 18. Sun Safe habits are important no matter what age you are. But let’s assume you did start late but you are getting better about applying your sunscreen. Is there anything you can do to further boost your sunscreen’s anti-aging benefits? Yes! You can apply your antiaging serums underneath your sunscreen, or get a combination product that features peptides, vitamins & other anti-aging ingredients so that you can be preventing & reversing skin aging at the same time!

Product Recommendations: Intellishade Tinted Moisturizer with Sunscreen

BLOG DISCLAIMER: Information on this blog is for educational purposes only and not intended to diagnose or treat any skin ailment. Please make an appointment with your physician for personalized medical advice. 


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