We have heard countless times that the best antiaging treatment is to protect the skin from the sun 365 days a year. Japanese and Korean women are years ahead of us and they have it fully incorporated into their beauty routine.
Apart from all aesthetic connotations, the skin is a symbol of health and represents our first defense barrier. In addition, it is the largest organ in our body and is divided into three layers (from outside to inside): Epidermis, Dermis and Hypodermis. All are important, not only because they provide stability and structure, but also because they contain immune and protective cells.
Although damage is perceived at outer layers, 90% of the damage occurs in the inner layers.
What about the sun?
Throughout the day the sun’s rays penetrate our skin countless times, sometimes without us being aware of it. There are endless situations in which we are not aware, but we are exposing ourselves directly to the sun and, therefore, nourishing ourselves with all its benefits, but also its negative effects.
We are sure you already know about all the positive effects of the sun, contributes to correct levels of vitamin D, it strengthens our immune system, prevents us from cardiovascular diseases and, in addition, brings us joy and happiness.
What problems can the sun cause us and how to avoid them?
As we said, the sun can cause us some other problem if we do not have a healthy relation with it, from allergies or sun sensitivity, spots, burns or dryness.
In the skin we have cells called Langerhams, which are the ones that defend our skin from external aggressions by relating all the layers to each other and to the immune system. Continuous radiation makes these cells more reactive and allergic reactions such as hives, itching, redness, etc. occur.
Attention! The damage is cumulative so the sun allergy worsens with each exposure.
Sun exposure promotes melanin production. The problem occurs when this substance is generated locally (due to age, hormonal changes, etc.), as this can cause the appearing of sunspots.
Although we see the spots on the surface, they are being generated in the inner skin layers. If the melanocytes, which are the cells that generate this substance, become highly activated, a mutation may occur inside them and a melanoma may appear.
Exposure to UV-A radiation causes damage to the skin that is usually neutralized by melanin (that’s why we get tanned). Light phototypes, which generate less melanin, are more prone to sunburn because they do not neutralize this radiation.
A sunburn causes the skin to lose its barrier effect and become more prone to chronic damage, such as redness, peeling and loss of water.
How can an oral sunscreen help us?
As we have said, on a daily basis we should protect our skin with a topical sunscreen. The problem is that sunscreen only protects the external skin layers and, in addition, in most cases, we do not apply it properly or reapply it throughout the day.
An oral sunscreen will help us to protect our skin from within and will enhance the effects of our sunscreen.
OlioVita Protect contains grapefruit and rosemary polyphenols, which are highly antioxidants and what they will do is combat the oxidative damage that the sun produces in our body. Remember that when the sun’s rays hit our skin, a large amount of free radicals are produced, therefore, the intake of a large amount of antioxidant foods will help us to improve the negative effects of the sun.
OlioVita Protect also contains sea buckthorn oil which, thanks to its composition, very rich in omega-7, is highly nutritious, moisturizing and regenerating, which will help us keep the inner skin layers in perfect condition.
Last but not least, it also contains vitamin D, very necessary for the body!