By now most people understand that the majority of sunscreens on the market contain toxic ingredients that are best avoided. We also know that our skin needs moderate exposure to the sun in order to make adequate vitamin D, so vital to hormone, immune and bone health. But what about those days like the 4th of July when you plan to be outdoors all day until the sun sets?
Start by taking in adequate dietary fats through following a traditional Weston A. Price diet full of raw dairy products, animal fats like butter and coconut oil. And especially during the winter months, include a daily dose of cod liver oil. Call us at 858.259.6000 for a 10-minute complimentary consult if you have questions about the best supplemental fats and oils for you and your family. Expose yourself gradually to the sun each day, allowing a nice tan to emerge. And for those days when you will be out for extended hours, please see Our Favorites List for our sunscreen recommendations or use our homemade sunscreen recipe for a DIY alternative. Enjoy the sun in a safe way. Happy 4th of July all!