For years I’ve shared the importance of daily sun exposure. Never having payed much attention to the status quo> most often gravitating towards the exact opposite. I simply listened to my innate wisdom that was well aware that I always felt better with adequate sun exposure.
The sun is the only true source of energy on the planet.
Prior to antibiotics in the 1930’s, sunlight therapy (heliotherapy) was proven as the most successful treatment for infectious disease.
To this day, heliotherapy is practiced in the Cancer Research Institute for DNA repair. Within hours of light therapy, cancer cells begin to die.
Of course moderation in all aspects of life is key. Too much of a good thing can be harmful BUT under exposure is far more detrimental to your health.
In an attempt to get people to stop vilifying the sun & instead get back to our roots of worshiping the sun, here are some steps & resources you can look into.
🌞See the first light. When your retinas are exposed to the sunrise, you are better able to receive the sun midday without burning. Our ancestors spent 90% of their time outdoors, watching every sunrise & sunset…grounding into the earth, breathing their biome & living in synch with nature. Now most people are spending 90% of their life indoors, far away from nature and wonder why they burn so quickly, have weight gain & sleep issues.
🌞Clean up your diet. An unhealthy body cannot absorb the suns rays properly. Remove processed foods, sugar and industrial seed oils. Eat your sunscreen by eating close to nature. Your skin is your largest organ so when exposed to the healing sun, your body (especially the liver) will attempt to eliminate any toxic waste and sickness through the skin. Sun spots are the toxins coming out. Clean up your diet, cleanse your liver and those “liver/sun spots” will disappear.
🌞Build up your solar callus slowly. Expose as much as your body as possible (eyes & yoni included) once your body starts to flush (this is different for everyone based on the melanin in their skin & state of health) that is your cue to seek shade & the sign that your body has manufactured its essential Vitamin D. The flush or reddening of the skin is an increase of blood flow as the body attempts to heal itself by removing the dead cells. When you always wear sunscreen, you not only block the body from receiving these benefits, you rapidly absorb the toxins you just put on it & your own bodies signal, telling you, you have received enough sun is lost. Giving you a false sense of security that you can sit in the sun all day. It’s when you go beyond this point that the damage can happen.
Trust your body. Your eyes dilate with sunlight and are able to receive the suns rays even in the shade so less sunglasses outside, more blue blocking sunglasses and clothes inside.
Here are two of my favorite skincare products that help support a healthy, sun-kissed body.
HEAL ALL OIL- Ultra-hydrating, this Holy Grail of all oils originates from Polynesia, where it has been used for centuries for its anti-aging, beauty, and healing benefits. It's composed of phospholipids and glycolipids, which are known to help protect the skin’s moisture barrier and are natural constituents of healthy looking skin. Its protective properties make it ideal for use before and after spending time outdoors, as it works effectively year-round to protect the skin from dryness and roughness caused by the sun and the wind as well as other harsh effects of the elements. Known for naturally protecting the skin from excessive heat and counteracting UV damage.
APHRODISIAC GLOW BODY OIL- Jojoba and coconut come together as two of the best oils recommended as natural sun protection with some of the lowest PUFA ratings. Along with mandarine, one of the few citrus oils that can even the skin tone without causing phototoxicity. Jasmine, which has the ability to mend skin damage by healing DNA at the cellular level of the skin and Vitamin E (derived from non-GMO sunflowers), a potent natural antioxidant that blocks free radical damage.