The summer time is almost here. While I am not ready for spring to leave, I know that it will end very soon and I need to prepare my skin for what summer will bring….lots of sun rays, and humid days.

Sun rays can wreak havoc on your skin, if it is left unprotected.  Summer sun can dry your skin, create fine lines, and break down elastin in the skin, leading to course wrinkles and sagging. In addition, your skin has potential for developing skin tumors, freckles, and discoloration.

The best way to protect your skin is by feeding it. That’s right. What I mean is, what you put on your skin is just as important as what you put in your skin.

To prevent sun damage, topically hydrate your skin by frequently applying coconut oil. Unprocessed coconut oil doesn’t completely block the UVB rays of the sun, but it protects the skin, and underlying tissues from sun damage. It will also produce a golden tan color, if you stay out in the sun long enough. The other added benefit to this is that it allows your body to benefit from the vitamin D produced by the sun.

Also consuming pure, unprocessed coconut oil strengthens the skin and makes it more resilient and less prone to sunburn.