By David Saunders, Health Editor | UPDATED: 11:28, 01 April 2020
Whether you’re travelling to sunnier climates or sweating it out in the city, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun. Suncream shouldn’t be solely relied upon to protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays – especially if you have sensitive skin!
Of course some exposure to the sun is essential for the purpose of Vitamin D consumption, but you certainly do not want to burn. You can also help yourself stay protected by planning shady routes and staying out of the sun between 11am and 3pm.
Certain supplements can play a role in protecting the skin from the sun too – these are not a substitute for suncream but can be used to boost the skin’s natural defences and help to minimise premature ageing, when used in combination!
The Dream Team – Vitamin C & E
Nearly all plants and animals protect themselves from the sun with Vitamin C and E and the two vitamins taken in conjunction have been shown to defend against sunburn in humans. This combination has also been seen to have a protective effect when used topically.
Opt for a quality supplement to help protect your skin from the sun like those from Natures Plus.
Natures Plus Source of Life Garden Vitamin C
This Gold Standard Whole Food Vitamin C (RRP £27.95, www.revital.co.uk) is grown from Certified Organic Whole Foods. This supplement is organic and vegan with 500 mg of pure vitamin C and 100 mg bioflavonoids from 100% certified organic amla berry, citrus fruits and acerola cherry, complemented by the synergistic phytonutrients in more than 20 whole foods. This pure formula, in easy-to-swallow vegetarian capsules, includes natural whole food enzymes for maximum support.
Natures Plus Vitamin E (Mixed Tocopherol E) Soft Gels
Nature’s Plus Vitamin E (RRP £14.95, www.revital.co.uk)easy-to-swallow softgels are derived from natural soybean oil. In a base containing the beta, gamma and delta tocopherols.