To make sure you’re getting enough Vitamin D, head outdoors for at least 15 minutes a day.
Winter Sun Protection
Winter has finally arrived. For many around the country that means snow shovels and extra layers, but here in Arizona winter brings a huge sigh of relief. Finally, after five grueling months of triple-digit heat, it’s comfortable (nay, enjoyable) to be outdoors again. While the season has most certainly changed, what hasn’t is the need to continually protect ourselves from the sun and the harmful UV rays it emits. Do not let the forecast fool you; sun exposure is just as prevalent during the winter months, and in some situations can even prove more dangerous.
If you’re one of those who nodded along to the above mention of shoveling snow, you’re not only getting hit from above, but all around. UV rays reflected off of snow emit as much as 80% of the radiation. Regardless of location and current climate, it’d be foolish to understate the importance of sun screen and UV ray protection during the winter months.
The purpose of this blog, however, isn’t simply to act as a PSA, but instead to introduce to you a whole new approach to sun protection. In addition to their two natural, healthy and holistic topical SPFs (face and body) Suntegrity has introduced a line of supplements chock-full of antioxidants, plant derivatives and other healthful ingredients to help ward off the harmful UV rays.
It’s not that sunscreen application is an arduous process, it’s just that once the temperatures dip and the clouds come out, it becomes an out of sight, out of mind situation. Now, with Suntegrity Sun Defense Supplement, I’m getting my much needed SPF protection from two small daily supplements. Sun protection from the inside out? Sign me up!
Written by Micah Gould, a mildly obsessed Arizona Cardinals fan whose current aspiration is to live in accordance with the “Swanson Pyramid of Greatness.” Follow his journey toward male skin care enlightenment, which he promises will be more successful than a typical Cards season.