Sunscreen from the inside out

We are blessed with 300 beautiful days of sun here on the Costa del Sol.

If you’re looking for an easier solution to repeatedly slathering yourself in sun lotion, or if you just are looking for extra protection for your Irishly pale skin – then Astaxanthin may well be what you’re looking for.

Last summer, I tried it for the first time. I took 4 mg daily and could definitely feel and see the difference! The colour of my tan.. It was a warmer bronze shade, much nicer.

At no point was I even slightly burned, even though I’m out in the sun as much as possible (I used SPF 15 sun lotion too, as I’m half-Irish and not born yesterday).

Astaxanthin is naturally occurring in krill, shrimp, salmon and algae.

Did you know that flamingoes are in fact pink because of their diet, which primarily consists from shrimp and algae.

Long story short, astaxanthin is a carotenoid, which is a very strong source of antioxidant and vitamin A. Carotenoids protect plants and organisms from damage from light and oxygen – they are critical to the photosynthetic process.

The good part – when we eat these carotenoids, we gain a similar protective effect.

Some more common carotenoids include vitamin C, E and beta carotene.

Astaxanthin is much MUCH stronger than these.

According to research astaxanthin:

  • is a UVB absorber and a strong anti-inflammatory (sunburn is inflammation).
  • can even reduce wrinkles.
  • can provide a boost of energy.
  • crosses both the blood-brain and blood-retinal barriers, so it brings antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection to your brain, your eyes, and central nervous system. It can even help to reduce your risk for cataracts, macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. It’s great isn’t it.

So… if you’re interested having a beautiful, carefree, long-lasting tan, and also interested in its strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-wrinkle properties – I can recommend this!

Hannah

Anni’s Vital Shop – Carrefour, Mijas Costa

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