Summer Survival at Whole Foods

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Whole Foods Market Paradise Valley.
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Suncare is a hot topic in Arizona, are you ready for Summer? Whole Foods is here to help us out with Sun Care Tips and Summer Survival!

To help get you ready Whole Foods is having an awesome Sun Care 4 Day Promotion with 30% off Sun Care Products.
Sale – May 23rd- to May 26

Honestly I found the best part of the Whole Body department, when I visited Whole Foods Paradise Valley to review the Sun Care Products, was the staff. They were great at answering detailed questions about allergies, sensitive skin, daily use and overall Sun Care. There are not too many stores where you can get this kind of service, let alone have the employees be both friendly and knowledgeable. I really appreciate that combination.

Summer Sun Care

Application– If you are using a sunscreen with an SPF of 15, and it usually takes you 15 minutes to get a sunburn, all you have
to do is multiply the two numbers together to figure out about how
long your sunscreen should last. In this case, it would be 225 minutes,
or 3 hours and 45 minutes.

**While that seems easy enough, the formula doesn’t necessarily hold true
when you’re dealing with SPF numbers that are higher than 30. And, unfortunately, there are numerous other factors — including humidity, sweating and contact with water that can change that number by decreasing the overall effectiveness of sunscreen. So if you’re planning on going swimming or doing any other sort of strenuous activity, you’ll need to reapply often for your sunblock to be of much use.

Which SPF to use? The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that everyone wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30.

Why use Sunscreen?
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, being in the sun
too much can cause sunburn, freckles, skin texture changes, rashes
and dilated blood vessels. Exposure also increases the risk of skin
cancer and is the cause of 90% of wrinkles.

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DEVITA

Chemical or Physical?
Chemical sunscreens protect skin by absorbing the sun’s rays and they do this by actually seeping deep within the skin. Some of the chemical sunscreen active ingredients have been shown to have endocrine disruption activity. Last up, most chemical sunscreens do not provide broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB.

Physical sunscreen utilizes zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as active ingredients. Physical sunscreens sit on top of skin and physically block the sun’s rays, like a mirror. A great benefit is that they work immediately and do not seep into the skin. Zinc oxide is protective against UVA and UVB rays, unlike most chemical sunscreens.

Hot Tip!
In addition to applying sunscreen, wearing protective clothing and
hats is helpful. Also, an adequate antioxidant and omega-3 fatty acid
intake in the diet can also be protective to the skin. For post-sun soothing, nurture your skin by choosing products with nutrient-rich ingredients:
Green Tea, Soy, Milk Thistle, Shea Butter, Sea Buckthorn & Carrot Oil.

Whole Foods has a wide variety of great products to use in your Sun Care tool kit. Some of my favorites were DEVITA for all over body. Goddess Garden Organics, Sunny Face, for my face. Goddess Garden Organics Sport Spray for the kids. And for the kids faces BADGER Zinc Oxide face stick. I also like the Kiss My Face Tattoo Shade to keep my tattoos looking fresh. These were the best choices for me and my kiddos, but the team at the Whole Body department will be happy to help you find yours.

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Learning about BADGER

Learning about BADGER

Visit the Whole Body Department in your local Whole Foods Market
store to get more expert tips and product suggestions.

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Whole Foods Market Paradise Valley.