Why the Sun Is Not the Enemy

Why the Sun Is Not the Enemy

Believe it or not, but the same DNA-damaging, sunburn-causing UVB wavelengths that sunscreens are designed to block also can do some good.

UVB rays ignite the chemical and metabolic chain reaction that produces vitamin D, nutrient essential to building bone, reducing cancer cell growth, controlling infections and reducing inflammation.

Beyond promoting Vitamin D, the sun enhances absorption and bioavailability of antioxidants, minerals, and micro nutrients and exposure to sunlight helps regulate sleep cycles and hormones.

Yes, excess sunlight and sunburn can cause photoaging and cancer, but healthy sun exposure is really beneficial.

There is a middle way between sun worship and sun dread. Here are a few LINNÉ takeaways for optimal exposure:

Protect your face with PROTECT sunscreen but expose your body for 20 min every day.

Add UV protective astaxanthin and lycopene to your routine (both found in RENEW serum)

Maintain a healthy balance of skin sebum. These healthy oils are necessary for the synthesis of vitamin D. BALANCE face oil is rich in jojoba oil, which is structurally and chemically the most similar to human sebum and can help regulate sebum production.

Eat a diet rich in skin-supportive foods and cut out processed foods and seed oils such as canola that are prone to oxidation and release free radicals inside the body.

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