With summer around the corner, there are a number of lifestyle and nutritional factors which you can implement to aid in achieving healthier summer skin.
• Hopefully with a lot more sunshine hours, you will be able to replenish your Vitamin D levels. Vitamin D can diminish significantly over the colder months, and in fact, supplementing with good levels of Vitamin D during winter is highly recommended (speak to your health practitioner about this).
• If you find it challenging to get adequate Vitamin D from sunshine daily, avoid using moisturisers and makeup which contain SPF as these products will further reduce your Vitamin D absorption.
• If you are sensitive to the sun, even exposing your hands or feet to some sunshine is beneficial, and better than nothing.
• Go for walks when the sun is out, if you can’t get out in nature, doing little things like parking your car further away from your destination (outdoors) will help increase your exposure to sunlight.
• Take advantage of fruits and vegetables in season, eat a range of colours (ideally organic) to ensure a wide variety of antioxidants are consumed.