Here comes the sun.
Summertime means warmer weather and the pleasure of spending more time enjoying the great outdoors.
We all want to keep our natural glow and skin looking youthful long-term. While spending time outside, it's important to shield the skin from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays with sun protection factor (SPF) sunscreen.
The Skin Cancer Foundation notes sunscreen can decrease your risk for skin cancers and cancer. When outside, regular use of at least SPF 15 sunscreen can reduce your risk for skin cancer by 40-50%.
Protecting the skin can also help prevent premature skin aging caused by the sun, including wrinkles, sagging, and age spots.
While many sunscreen products on the market are made with chemicals that are potentially harmful to humans and the environment, natural sunscreen options use one of two natural ingredients approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
Instead, the formulas use active ingredients from plants, like aloe vera and zinc oxide, to coat the skin and reflect UV rays off the dermal layers.
At Modern Acupuncture, we encourage a healthy lifestyle using natural and safe products to keep you and your family healthy.
We want to share this valuable article from Healthline - 11 Best Natural Sunscreens for All Skin Types. Their team has put together an excellent resource for finding natural sunscreen for your skin type based on price, key features, and other considerations.
In addition to using a natural and safe sunscreen, it's essential also to relieve stress linked to premature aging and skin issues.
Regular exercise releases endorphins to improve your energy, mood and better manage life's stressors.
Healthy sleep habits give the body time to rest and heal, and good sleep improves your energy, mood, and stress levels.
Find time in your daily schedule to engage in relaxing activities, such as meditation, yoga, and deep breathing – all shown to reduce stress hormone levels.
Every facial acupuncture treatment improves natural skin health while also helping correct underlying imbalances, such as chronic stress, that can contribute to signs of aging.
Combining a healthy lifestyle and natural skin care that includes natural sunscreen with facial Acupuncture can help reduce stress, boost overall health and restore a more radiant, youthful appearance.
“I had the facial acupuncture with Light Therapy. The entire experience from start to finish was amazing. The clinic is clean, beautifully appointed, and relaxing. The treatment chairs are perfect, incredibly comfortable and I nearly fell asleep it was so peaceful. In only 30 minutes I totally felt reset and reenergized for the rest of my day. I am new to acupuncture but would not hesitate to do this again. It was well worth the time and cost. My face looks more rested than it has in a long time, and I can’t wait to go back!" - Christine (CA)
You may feel a little sensation or tingle at the point, but most patients don’t feel anything at all and often fall asleep during their treatment because of how comfortable they are. Keep in mind that the acupuncture needles are extremely tiny, often smaller than a strand of human hair. Your acupuncturist will make sure that you are comfortable and adjust any point during your acupuncture session that causes discomfort.
Modern Acupuncture® is a natural stress relief solution and the leading provider of Acupuncture in the U.S. The most studied theories show that Acupuncture stimulates the body to release naturally produced "feel good" endorphins and stimulates the parasympathetic or "rest and digest" response in our body, alleviating symptoms associated with stress.