Have you thought lately about how the largest organ in your body is doing? I’d like to share some thoughts with you from one of our nutritional supplement providers, Standard Process:
“In many parts of the country, July is a great time for people to engage in summer fun and activities outdoors. Warmer temperatures and sunshine often lure us outside for swimming, boating, biking, hiking, sightseeing, picnics, gardening, and more. For those in occupations such as farming, construction, and landscaping, extensive time in the sun may be unavoidable. These activities may lead to increased exposure of the skin to sun and other weather elements.
The skin is the body’s largest organ and makes up about 16 percent of overall body mass. The epidermis, the outermost layer of skin, serves as a protective barrier against environmental threats, such as infectious pathogens, chemicals, and ultraviolet (UV) exposure. It makes sense to take care of our skin so it can take care of us.”
Nonburning sun exposure will help keep your body supplied with the necessary amount of Vitamin D, but overdoing the sun can definitely increase your chance of skin cancer. Moderation is key, especially in the summer!
“For overall skin health any time, it’s important to get proper nutrition. Fruit, vegetables, and other sources of antioxidants, such as green tea, dark chocolate, and nuts, are a basic foundation for healthy skin. Vitamins A, C, D, and E help the body protect itself against damaging free radicals.”
If you are unsure of the best food sources, or you wonder which natural supplements might be needed to complete your daily diet, give us a call!