Remember to protect your skin this spring and summer

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(StatePoint Media) Whether you are getting outside to start planting flowers for this spring and summer or heading out to enjoy watching kids play their spring sports, don't forget that sunscreen. Like most people we tend to prioritize skin protection when spending time outdoors, but skin damage from UV rays and free radicals can occur inside too.

Consider these tips and insights this summer:

Indoor and Outdoor Hazards
If you’re already taking measures to protect skin while outdoors, that’s great. The sun is responsible for up to 90% of visible skin changes commonly attributed to aging, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. But you don’t have to be at the pool or beach to be susceptible to sun damage.

Whether you’re driving your car or you’re inside your home, it’s important to keep in mind that your skin can be exposed to free radicals from the sun’s rays through windows. What’s more, blue light from digital screens -- ubiquitous these days -- can also be harmful to skin. Additionally, damaging free radicals can be generated by pollution, certain foods, like those with a high glycemic index and red meat, exercise, alcohol and more.

Topical Care
Be sure to apply a topical SPF daily to your face and body. Keep in mind that some fabrics don’t offer complete protection, so wearing sunscreen even on areas of skin that are not directly exposed to sunlight is a good idea. You can offer additional protection to sensitive areas like your scalp by wearing a hat. And of course, take good care of your eyes with sunglasses featuring UV blocking.

Double Up
Ultimate skin health comes from a combination of defensive layers. Double down on your skin’s health from the inside out with a daily supplement, such as Heliocare Daily Use Antioxidant Formula.

Eighty-seven percent of U.S. dermatologists recommend taking Heliocare to help protect skin from free radicals, like those produced by the sun’s UV rays. Dermatologist-recommended, this natural, dietary supplement contains 240 milligrams of a powerful antioxidant formula derived from the extract of Polypodium leucotomos (PLE), a tropical fern native to Central and South America that’s been used for centuries as a remedy for skin-related conditions.

Unlike other skincare supplements that contain PLE, Heliocare has a clinically-established, proprietary antioxidant formula, Fernblock PLE Technology, which aids in eliminating free radicals in the body.

"Ultimately, no one is immune to skin damage. Taking a supplement like Heliocare each day is an excellent precaution to help your body protect itself from the damaging effects of free radicals," says New York-based dermatologist, Rachel Nazarian, MD. "By neutralizing the outcome of these harmful atoms, it can help to promote a healthy appearance of skin."

To help keep skin healthy and radiant, avoid free radical damage in the first place and prioritize a comprehensive skin care routine, even when indoors.

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