We love it – the sun! The winter clothes go back into the back corners of our closet and make room for shorts, skirts, colorful shirts and good mood. The outdoor pools are filling up, the barbecue season is here! As beautiful as the summer may be, the sun’s rays and the heat can be a real killjoy for your skin and hair, as well as your organism. We show you how you can get through the hot season beautiful and healthy with the help of antioxidants: Antioxidants – the ultimate beauty helpers for your summer!
The change to daylight saving time and the longer and brighter days that come with it make us happy! The produced happiness hormone serotonin provides a fabulous mood! But watch out: UV rays produce cell-destroying free radicals in the body. Free radicals are unstable molecules that are missing an electron. To compensate, these attack our cells and can cause damage to eyes, hair and skin, as well as connective tissue. The acceleration of skin aging is then only one of the consequences! But they do exist – the noble saviors in distress – antioxidants! Together, with sufficient sun protection, they can counteract cell-destroying free radicals.
They are our faithful helpers in need to defend against free radicals, because they can interrupt the chain reaction of free radicals and thus protect the cells from oxidative stress – not for nothing are they also called radical scavengers. Your body can only produce antioxidants to a certain extent. Therefore, they must be supplied in the form of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and secondary plant substances.
We have summarized for you which vitamins, minerals, trace elements and secondary plant substances best protect your skin & hair as well as your organism from the sun’s rays. A special plus for all those for whom a sun allergy quickly becomes a summer bummer: Antioxidants such as vitamin C, E and selenium as well as vitamin A and vitamin D also prevent sun allergies! So with these nutrients, you’re guaranteed a ray of competition with the sun.
VITAMIN A . .. is THE booster par excellence for your eyesight! It is also important for your skin because it increases cell regeneration and skin elasticity. Vitamin A prevents damage in the skin cells and helps your body regenerate after sunbathing. As an all-rounder, it protects against dryness of hair, nails and eyes – that definitely can not hurt in the summer!
VITAMIN C . .. is known to be an important antioxidant and scavenge free radicals! But vitamin C can do so much more: it strengthens connective tissue, improves the absorption of certain nutrients, detoxifies and keeps blood vessels healthy – in short, it is indispensable for a beautiful and healthy summer!
VITAMIN E . .. works together with vitamin C against free radicals! Vitamin E not only protects your cell walls – it delays the aging of your skin! It is a natural sunscreen because it helps maintain the skin’s natural protective barrier, making it the anti-aging beauty vitamin of the beauty world!
SELEN . .. is a trace element that must be supplied to the body through food. As an antioxidant, it provides youth preservation of tissues and elasticity of subcutaneous tissues, as well as healthy and beautiful hair. In addition, it is essential for your immune system and your good mood – a must-have for the summer!
ZINC . .. is indispensable for your summer! Zinc can help regenerate the skin after extensive sunbathing. Zinc deficiency, on the other hand, leads to hair loss, dry skin, limits performance and weakens the immune system. An absolute summer plus: Zinc compensates for sweating!
ALOE VERA . .. is known for thousands of years for its beneficial effects and is the poster child for health and beauty! You thought until now that aloe vera can only be applied to the skin? Wrong! The juice of aloe vera contains seven essential amino acids, as well as vitamins A+B+C+E! This makes the plant THE all-round talent par excellence: wound healing, skin problems and sunburn – no problem for aloe vera! Drinking Aloe Vera Gel can have a positive effect on your TOTAL body – not just the areas of skin applied.
RESVERATROL . .. is considered THE antioxidant par excellence! It is said to provide even greater antioxidant protection than vitamins C and E! If you regularly supply your body with resveratrol, nothing should stand in the way of protection against aggressive free radicals! Resveratrol also has an anti-inflammatory effect and this can be preventative for your body in many ways in the summer – your skin and your hair will thank you!
Our final tip: Use the summer to counteract vitamin D deficiency! 20 minutes of sunlight per day is enough to stimulate vitamin D production! We recommend applying the sunscreen only after about 10 minutes in the sun, because a high sun protection factor from the beginning can prevent vitamin D formation – but by no means do without it completely!