The Skinny on Summer Skin

3 Golden Rules for Glowing Summer Skin
A painful sunburn isn’t how you want to remember a day at the pool. Unfortunately, getting sunburned is much more common that it ought to be. Even minor sunburns can be dangerous. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the perfect time for some simple sun reminders.A recent survey conducted by the Skin Cancer Foundation found that 42% of people get a sunburn at least once a year. But besides the stinging sensation, the peeling and blistering, what’s the harm in getting burned? Research shows that a person’s risk for melanoma — the most serious form of skin cancer — doubles if he or she has had five or more sunburns. Anyone can get skin cancer, but some factors put you at higher risk, including:

  • lighter natural skin color
  • personal history of skin cancer
  • family history of melanoma
  • exposure to the sun through work and play
  • history of sunburns early in life
  • skin that burns, freckles, reddens easily, or becomes painful in the sun
  • blue or green eyes
  • naturally blond or red hair

Golden Rules for a Golden Glow

  • Slather on. With an SPF of 45+, even the fairest of beach bums can hang out in the sun for a couple of hours without reapplying.
  • Cover up. When you’re not in the pool, call in reinforcements for extra protection. Floppy hats, large umbrellas and beach cover-ups can really do the trick.
  • Fake out. Don’t lie in the sun purposefully seeking a tan. This is not only damaging to your skin in the long term, but you’ll likely burn the first few times you try it. Instead, opt for a sunless tanner or bronzer.

Know the Lingo
Terminology on sunscreen labels can be confusing. SPF actually isn’t an ingredient in sunblock or sunscreen. It stands for Sun Protection Factor and is a number that indicates how well a product blocks UVB rays.

A product with an SPF higher than 15 is called a sunblock. Anything lower is called a sunscreen. To estimate out how long you can stay in the sun with a given SPF, you can use this equation: # of minutes you typically take to burn without sunscreen x SPF number = maximum sun exposure time.

However, you should always err on the side of caution. Most people tend to use less sunscreen than the amount used in testing, which will throw things off. If you’re going to be outside for a while, bring sunscreen with you and reapply often.

Supplement your Skin Care
To maximize skin health for a youthful glow that lasts year-round, be sure to include Reliv’s r collection in your beauty regimen. Your skin will benefit from an exclusive combination of potent antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and essential fatty acids that work to combat environmental damage, slow the aging process and nourish your skin at the cellular level.

Article written by and compliments of Reliv International.

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School’s Out — What Now?!

School’s Out, Summer Fun is in Session

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the pools are open. It’s summer! But as the school year comes to an end, parents know they’ll soon hear the pitter patter of little feet scampering through the house again. Or worse yet, “I’m bored!” Don’t worry. These tips will keep your little ones happy, healthy and entertained all summer long!

Get Growin’

Plant a garden. Homegrown produce saves you money and is less likely to have food safety issues. Kids will enjoy digging, watering and running outside each day to check on the progress.

Try this all summer long! Add your freshly grown fruits and veggies to a delicious Reliv smoothie! Get recipe ideas.

Get Thinkin’

School’s out, but you can still challenge your kids with some at-home critical thinking activities.

Try this at the pool! For those days when the kids wake you up and they’re already in their swimsuits, dive into hands-on experiments with H2O. Get together various objects from around the house, and ask kids to predict which ones will sink and which will float. Ask them why. Then toss them in!

Grab containers of various sizes and shapes and a measuring cup. Then ask kids how many cups they think each one will take to fill. These activities teach lessons in counting, measurement and the conservation of volume.

Try this on a rainy day! Mix half a box of cornstarch with enough water so the consistency should be like clay (not too powdery, but not too wet). Now pick up the goop and squeeze it – it’s crumbly. Hold it loosely – it oozes through your fingers. This teaches kids about various states of matter.

Get Cookin’

Ask your young one to be your sous chef for the day. Spending time together in the kitchen provides the perfect opportunity to talk about nutrition and how various types of foods contribute to our health, growth and overall well-being.

Try this in the kitchen! For a sweet snack, make homemade fudgesicles, adding a scoop of Chocolate Reliv Now® for Kids for a nutritional boost.

Get Shakin’

Reliv Now for Kids goes beyond ordinary children’s nutritional supplements to deliver key nutrients essential to the development of a child’s brain, eyes and nervous system. And the addition of LunaRich healthy soy powder makes Reliv Now for Kids better than ever. LunaRich provides ten times as much lunasin as ordinary soy powders, for optimal cellular health. Give your kids a healthy start with Reliv Now for Kids!

Article written by and compliments of Reliv International.

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