Welcome to June! Summer Solstice is but a few short weeks away, which means it’s almost time for our next 30 day Paleo challenge. Ready to take the Paleo plunge just in time for swimsuit season? Click here to join our FREE guided challenge!
With summer comes sunshine, and as wonderful as that bright burning ball of Vitamin D may be, we all know that spending too much time in the sun (at once) can lead to some painful outcomes.
It’s tempting to slather sunscreens & lotions that claim to be anti-aging on your skin, but have you ever stopped to read the ingredient list on your skincare products?
It might be due time for a…SKINTERVENTION!
As the largest organ in the human body, the skin is our first line of defense against the outside world. Considering the skin’s amazing ability to absorb nutrients (as well as toxins), we think what you put on your skin is just as important as what you put inside of your body!
Unfortunately, many skincare products contain toxic ingredients that are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, and can contribute to a host of health problems ranging from skin allergies to damaged DNA to cancer. Ironically, a recent study out of Sweden showed that nonsmokers who avoided the sun had life expectancies similar to smokers who “soaked up the rays”…so staying out of the sun isn’t the solution either! So what is?
The key to protecting your skin in the summer isn’t to avoid the sun, but moderating your time spent in it. Wide-brimmed hats, umbrellas, protective clothing, and good old-fashioned shade are all great alternatives to toxic sunscreens that can do more harm than good. Mineral-based sunscreens, (such as zinc oxide) may be less toxic as they reflect sun rays (instead of absorbing them) and penetrate the skin less readily.
Replacing chemical-based products for whole-food products is another way to Paleoize your skincare routine. I absolutely love my Fatco skincare and Mother Dirt spritzers and cleansers, made from Paleo ingredients and health-promoting probiotics. Our Paleo RD Sally raves about her Araza Paleo Makeup – check out her review of it below!
This week on the Paleo Plan blog, our nutritionist Aimee shares her top 5 Paleo foods for clear skin, reminding us that what we eat plays a HUGE role in the health of our skin as well! Also this week is early registration for The Longevity & Anti-Aging Project. Want to learn the secrets of “aging backwards” from the world’s top anti-aging experts? Reserve your spot at the event – it’s online and FREE next week only!
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Paleoize Your Skincare!
Protect Your Largest Organ!
Badger Sunscreen Cream
Contains only 5 ingredients
Natural Non-Nano Mineral Sunscreen
Coolibar UPF 50+ Wide Brimmed Hat
Lightweight Sun Protective Cotton Canvas
Baby Unisex Bucket Sun Protection Hat
100% Organic Cotton UPF 50+
After Sun Skin Care
Klean Kanteen Water Bottles
Hydration is critical for sunburn recovery!
Eminence Organic Tomato Sun Cream
Moisturizes, repairs & protects skin
Badger After-Sun Balm
Conditions and smoothes parched skin
Aubrey 100% Pure Aloe Vera
Instant sunburn relief
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|Summer’s just around the corner, which means we’re gearing up for our Summer 30 day Paleo challenge, which will fire off the day before summer solstice (June 19th) – mark your calendars!|
If you haven’t yet joined our Facebook challenge group, well, you should! We’d love to help you to ‘go Paleo’ and ‘stick with it’! Did I mention the challenge is FREE for Paleo Plan members?