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The Sun, the Skin and the Eyes

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Jonathon Miller

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The sun’s rays are more damaging than in the past with more UV-C. If the skin or eyes receives too much sun, especially UV-C, damage can occur. Also, there may be less vitamin D production from sun exposure now, a critical nutrient.

It is important to be protected it to prevent various forms of skin cancer. However, most commercial sunscreen products are not healthy to put on the skin.

Application of a soothing oil such as coconut oil, will moisten the skin and reduce drying and chafing. Including sources of high quality oils in the diet, such as organic flax seed, along with drinking an abundance of well purified water, and organic minerals, including silica, are also important for healthy skin and eyes.

The eyes are also exposed and vulnerable to sun and wind. UV-C is particularly harmful to eyes. It is wise to wear sun shade glasses when outside in the sun, even on hazy days. Super foods rich in carotene pigments and certain herbs are helpful for good eye health.

Our eyes are constantly exposed to bright sunlight and artificial lighting, which can generate free radicals that have harmful effects on ocular cells.

Lutein is an important antioxidant that may protect against the advancement of age-related macular degeneration. Another helpful nutrient is N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC), which aging bodies can easily convert into the eye-protecting antioxidant glutathione, defending the eye from harmful free radicals. These two key ingredients reduce oxidative damage to retinal cells and thus help protect the eyes.