When packing your suitcase this summer ensure that you’ll take the essential products for a sun-smart vacation.
The first must-have products are antioxidants along with a mineral sunscreen. It is worth noting that SPF 30 products will block just 97% of harmful UV rays, but the remainder can still lead to the production of the pesky free radicals.
- The skin-aging agents can be tackled with a combo of powerful antioxidants like vitamin C, A, and E.
- Also, experts recommend eating plenty of fresh fruit and veggies before and after sun exposure. Green tea is a powerful anti-oxidant too.
Another must-have is the bug spray, for a vacation free of mosquitoes and midges. Also, gentlemen can dodge the chemicals in these sprays by grooming their beard with insect-repelling natural oils. The most effective are bog myrtle, black pepper, and citronella. The oils also do a wonderful job at taming whiskers.
Greasy Hair and Cold Sores
Another key product is the dry shampoo. In the summertime, your hair can become greasy from summer hats as the scalp sebaceous glands are physically stimulated to generate more oil. The issue can be fixed in a few minutes with a good dry shampoo. The product can also help your hair smell clean when applied to the roots.
If you are pestered by cold sores there is an explanation for them. Too much exposure to intense sunlight can suppress the immune system, which prompts the virus to wake up. So, ensure you have a topical cream for it at hand.
Experts also recommend avoiding certain foods like chocolate, whole wheat, oats, soybeans, and peanuts. These foods are packed with arginine, a powerful amino acid that can make cold sores worse.
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