Tips To Beat The Heat AND Save Your Skin
It’s summer time. You want to go outside, but that big yellow star in the sky makes you hesitate. You shrug it off and go outside anyway. Fast track a few days, a few weeks, or a few years, and your previously smooth, glowing skin is now dry, leathery and riddled with wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots.
Sound familiar? You're not alone.
For many years, dermatologists thought sun damage was irreversible, but new studies are revealing that IT IS POSSIBLE TO UNDO SUN DAMAGE and get back to smooth and natural skin while doing what you love this summer.
In this blog we talk about what sun damage is, and the four steps you can take to reverse its damage today.
WHAT IS SUN DAMAGE?
80% of the wrinkles, not so fine lines, spots, and aging of our skin is not because of time. It’s because of the sun. (1)
And what’s worse is that as bad as the sun’s damage looks on the outside, most of the damage the sun causes is actually taking place UNDER YOUR SKIN.
This is because the sun is literally changing your DNA -- also known as photodamage. (2)
This internal damage is what leads to other skin problems you don’t want, like dullness, dryness, liver spots, coarseness, breakouts, oily skin, and even skin cancer.
But have no fear. There are certain things you can do today to reverse the damage the sun has already caused, and it starts with…
Bottom line: The best way to protect your skin is by wearing sunscreen.
“A good broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects from UV exposure is the first and most important step for people to take,” Vineet Mishra, MD, a board-certified dermatologist from the Scripps Clinic Anderson Medical Pavilion says. (3)
A sunscreen of SPF 15 reduces your risk of squamous cell carcinoma by about 40%, and reduces your risk of melanoma by 50%. (4)
QUICK TIP: Sun damage is cumulative, so it’s okay if you’ve been nonchalant with sunscreen up until now. You can prevent sun damage from worsening by wearing sunscreen today.
Don’t reach for those artificial sunscreens at your local convenience store.
Chemical sunscreens actually contain four chemicals - avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene, and ecamsule – that linger in your blood days past use. (5)
The FDA has issued a warning on the chemicals in many mass-market sunscreens, saying they’re not safe, but also not unsafe. Scientists simply don’t know what these chemicals are doing to your body.
Not exactly a glowing review. But there are a couple of natural products you can use to help you fend off the sun.
Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural 4D Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum is an ALL-NATURAL sunscreen. Blending the sun-screening power of Carrot Seed Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil, and Hemp Seed Oil, our 4D Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum is GUARANTEED to reduce your overall sun exposure and reduce your risk of skin cancer and sun damage!
Garner’s Garden 100% All-Natural Normalizing Face Oil also acts as a natural sunscreen with its blend of non-comedogenic oils (won't clog your pores) and essential oils, which will limit your sun exposure while hydrating your skin naturally!
UV rays from the sun harm your skin by breaking down the collagen on your skin’s surface.
A loss in collagen causes the skin to lose its strength and elasticity. (6)
Your sun-damaged skin is then prone to pollutants in the air, harmful bacteria, and free radicals that can build up on the skin’s surface and create the foundation for diseases like cancer, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and heart disease. (7)
Vitamin C increases your collagen production, which fights the breakdown of your skin and protects you from the dangerous buildup of free radicals. (8)
QUICK TIP: Many products containing artificial ingredients can actually make your skin even MORE REACTIVE to the sun’s UVA and UVB radiation, so it’s important to use natural products when out in the sun.
Vitamin C acts as a fixer AND a protector, according to Dr. David Lortscher, a board-certified dermatologist.
“It blocks damage before it even happens by neutralizing free radicals,” he says about the skin-boosting power of Vitamin C.
He also calls it a super ingredient capable of repairing your connective tissue and giving your skin back its natural structure. (9)
And Vitamin C isn’t the only vitamin that helps repair the damage caused by the sun. Vitamins D and E also contain skin-boosting properties that smoothen your skin and provide you a long-lasting, natural glow.
Garner’s Garden 100% All-Natural Vitamin C Facial Serum combines the skin-boosting vitamins C, D, E, and Vegetable Glycerin to hydrate your skin, fight harmful bacteria on your skin’s surface, and give you healthy skin that’s naturally you.
We’ve all heard that if you crack an egg onto a sidewalk on a hot, summer day, it will cook. That's because the sun is really, really strong. So strong, in fact...
The sun provides more power in one hour than every human being on earth uses in an entire year! (10)
Just imagine what that means for your skin!
The sun’s rays are powerful and capable of turning your previously smooth skin into rough, scaly, and leathery material that feels more like fabric than it does skin.
This is because the sun changes the pigmentation and chemical structure of your skin cells. (11)
It also sucks out your natural oil, leaving you with imbalanced skin that’s gasping for air and hydration. (12)
Want A Solution?
Using a natural moisturizer is the best way to give your skin the sun protection it needs, while also providing consistent hydration.
Garner’s Garden 100% All-Natural Body Butter brightens your skin and reduces dark spots with its all-natural blend of shea butter, coconut oil, palm kernel oil, cocoa seed butter, and beeswax!
But That's Not All.
Pair our All-Natural Body Butter with the ultra-hydrating Garner’s Garden 100% All Natural Lotion Bar, which comes in three different scents: Lavender, Citrus, and Lemongrass. The lotion bar hydrates your skin while providing you with necessary nutrients and vitamins your skin needs. It also acts as protection against the sun, stopping the aging of your skin!
The sun actually slows down the cycle of your body, resulting in a buildup of old and dying skin. (13)
This breakdown of your natural cycle leads to a skin imbalance, then excess sebum production and clogged pores, which leads to acne, puffiness, and skin irritation.
A good exfoliant brings up all of the dirt, impurities, and dead skin cells the sun allows to build up on the surface of your skin. (14)
QUICK TIP: 95 % of the sun’s solar rays are hitting you rain or shine, so it’s best to incorporate sun protection into your skincare routine everyday!
Exfoliants also have the added benefit of remineralizing your skin and replenishing the vitamins and minerals you’ve lost.
Garner’s Garden has all of the exfoliating power you need:
100% All-Natural Bentonite Clay: removes impurities from your skin and gives you back necessary minerals.
100% All-Natural Kaolin Clay: great for sensitive skin; also detoxifies and remineralizes!
100% All-Natural DIY Detox Face Mask: combines kaolin, bentonite, and the detoxifying power of activated charcoal to leave you with soft, smooth, and supple skin that’s glowing!
WE’LL LET YOU IN ON A LITTLE SECRET THAT’S CHANGING THE RULES OF THE SKINCARE GAME. AND IT’S NAME IS…
4D HYALURONIC ACID
Garner’s Garden has a solution for the dryness your skin suffers from when out in the sun. It’s called 4D Hyaluronic Acid! 4D Hyaluronic Acid hydrates your skin naturally and gives your skin the natural shine you lose when out in the sun. We have the following products for you to check out to get you your natural shine back:
4D Hyaluronic Acid Hair Serum – provides moisture to your scalp for long-lasting freshness
4D Hyaluronic Acid Body Oil – skin-boosting properties offer radiance and skin balance
4D Hyaluronic Acid Beard Serum – thickens and attracts moisture to your beard
4D Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Layer – works great with our other 4D hyaluronic acid products to increase your ability to hold moisture
And for the ultimate 4D Hyaluronic Acid therapy, try our 4D Hyaluronic Acid Package, which is sure to give you all the hydration your body needs, and leave your skin feeling great, looking amazing, and ready for the sun!