Summertime means vacation, lazy weekends next to the pool, ripe nectarines… what’s not to love? Unfortunately, the scorching temperatures and blazing summer sun are less than kind to the largest organ of your body: your skin.
According to renowned dermatologist Dr. Howard Murad, your skin is connected to all systems of your body, and a healthy complexion is a reflection of total wellness both inside and out.
You may already know Dr. Murad from his best-selling skincare line or his book The Water Secret: The Cellular Breakthrough to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger. We are excited to announce he will be joining our community as an Integrative Nutrition guest speaker, providing invaluable insight into his unique philosophy of Inclusive Health.
For those interested in learning more about Dr. Murad’s work, we will be hosting a live interview on Monday, July 23 at 2pm EDT. Tune in to to learn why skin problems are on the rise, how treating every cell in your body is more effective than spot-treating your skin, and what your skin can tell you about your overall health. Sign up now for the chance to hear directly from Dr. Murad.
And before you head outside this weekend, follow these summer skin-saving tips from our Summer Skin Care Guide:
- Choose sunscreens that create a physical barrier form the sun’s harmful rays, like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.
- Minimize damage by eating lots of antioxidant-rich foods rich in vitamins A, C, and E, which includes dark leafy greens and brightly colored veggies.
- If you do get burned, get some relief from the tried-and-true combination of aspirin, a cold shower, and aloe vera.
Get the guide for more on how to achieve healthy, glowing skin naturally. Licensed esthetician Sharonah Rapseik (Class of 2001) shares how to make your own brown sugar honey scrub and aloe cucumber mask – among many other therapeutic tips!
How do you protect and pamper your skin during the summertime?