We’re right in the middle of summer, the season of fun! I love spending time with family and friends at the lake, in the backyard, and at the beach soaking up the sun and having loads of fun!
However, for too many people this summer, all that awesome fun will quickly turn into pure misery, and if you fail to take the necessary precautions to prevent sunburn, you will be miserable right along side them. If you’ve ever had a severe sunburn then you know exactly what I’m talking about. You can’t sit, eat, be active, or even sleep without the constant irritating burn. Beyond the pain of the sunburn, it is extremely inconvenient and annoying! Finding relief and just getting comfortable is next to impossible. Over my life I have experienced that misery several times, and I don’t want to see you experience that pain and misery! I want to share with you today what I have learned and encourage you to keep these products on hand, so that you can enjoy the summertime fun and sun without the pain and misery.
Of course the most obvious way to prevent sunburn is to avoid over exposure to the sun. Sun exposure is good for you. It helps your body to produce vitamin D (check out my previous blog to see the benefits of vitamin D). I know over exposure can’t always be prevented, maybe you work outdoors. When you go to the beach or lake, either you can’t or don’t want to get out of the sun every 3o minutes. Maybe you don’t want to sit around under an umbrella all day long. Well thankfully you don’t have to! There are sunscreens that can block the rays, and if you have super sensitive skin there is protective clothing that you can wear when you’re in the sun for long periods of time. One of the problems with those solutions is that some people are allergic to sunscreens and with the protective clothing you can’t get that sun tan that you want or get the vitamin D that your body needs.
Thankfully I have found some natural products that can aid you this summer in preventing and treating sunburns. The product I use for prevention is Standard Process Cataplex F, also known as vitamin F. Cataplex F can help keep vitamin D and calcium at the proper levels in your blood and tissue. When these nutrients get out of balance in your body, it could lead to dehydration and possibly sun stroke. So for prevention I make sure that I stay hydrated and take the Cataplex F. Two tablets every 9o minutes or so that I’m in the sun and prior to getting into the sun I take seven tablets. For children under 12, three tablets are recommended before sun exposure. I don’t personally use sun screens, but if you would prefer a sunscreen and can’t use them because of your sensitivity to them, there are some zinc oxide based sun screens available, however they must be reapplied every two hours to prevent severe sun burn.
In the past when I have been sun burned, I discovered two products that work extremely well for healing the burned skin. Willard Water is my favorite! I put it in a spray bottle and spray it on the burned skin several times a day. It not only provides relief of the pain but helps heal the burn faster.
For truly severe burns, Standard Process makes an ointment called USF Ointment. It has a mild smell to it, but it works great in promoting the healing of the burned skin.If you really go over board and get toasted this summer, here are my recommendations: stay hydrated and get medical attention. In addition to any medical attention you receive, I would recommend that you take calcium and Cataplex F every couple hours or so and continue to spray on the Willard Water as well.
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Hopefully you will take all the necessary precautions and prevent the pain and misery that sunburn can cause. Continue to enjoy the summer and all the fun and sun that goes along with it! If you have any further question’s about sunburn prevention and treatment then contact me by filling out the contact form or clicking the “Ask Dr. Phil” microphone on CarsonNatural.com. There is another product I recently discovered that you may be interested in. This product can provide a genetic nutrition and fitness assessment based upon your unique DNA and lifestyle. Click here for a short video detailing the assessment. If you’re interested in achieving a new level of wellness, then please contact me through the channels above! Also just below here is an email signup box to sign up for our monthly newsletter if you haven’t already! All you have to do is enter your email address and press enter. In our newsletter is a recap of selected blogs, a funny story, patient testimonials, product reviews and a money saving coupon code for products in our online store!
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