Protect your skin – Take a step in the right direction

There are many things you can do to protect your skin from the sun:
Spend 15 minutes in the sun before you put sun lotion on so that you can absorb it.
The Vitamin D produced by the sun makes your teeth and bones strong. Vitamin D also supports your muscles, nerves, and immune system.
A general rule of thumb is to have 4000iu a day see Higher Nature and you can take capsules all year round.
If you’re sitting in the sun, do it for about 15- 30 minutes and then take a break.
Drink constant water. If you feel thirsty your body is already dehydrated.
Reduce your alcohol intake as it can cause dehydration and alcohol and sun are not the best combination.



Men with little hair should protect their scalp with sun oils or lotions.
If you have just dyed your hair before going on holiday, remember to try and wash and condition it beforehand, and then as often as possible to retain its natural oils which the sun can easily strip away.
One area most people forget is the soles of their feet, and that can cause problems with skin cancer. Before sunbathing apply lotion to your soles and let it absorb. You can of course just cover your feet with a towel if you so choose.
Don’t forget your eyelids either, where the skin is quite tender and delicate. Using a cotton wool pad is a quick and easy way to apply lotion to this area.
If you’re in the sun for a longer period of time, make sure you acclimatise to the sun, especially if your body isn’t used to it.
Start with maybe an hour a day and build it up over the days.
Have a range of sun lotions with you from Factor 20 to 30 and 50 depending on the strength of the sun and how your skin is acclimatising to being in the sun, and apply the lotions accordingly, covering all exposed areas.
Remember you should build your tan, it isn’t something that happens overnight.

It’s also horsefly season so remember to apply insect repellent and where you can, light citronella candles to help keep them away.
Don’t forget to give yourself time to slowly wind down and move into this more relaxed state which usually takes around three days.
You will move from your sympathetic nervous system mode to a parasympathetic nervous system mode where you are not rushing around as much, are more relaxed and less stressed. See more details here.
Enjoy your summer!


Contact Lea Miller for more details on 07970 633160 or email