Since it is the swimming season can I just remind you that it is imperative to protect our skin from the sun's damaging rays. We all know about the importance of sunscreen but there is more that can be done especially if we want to protect the skin from within. Here are a few suggestions; 1) CAROTENOIDS like "shades " for the skin - Potent Antioxidants - Allow an increase in the exposure level of the sun therefore offering protection and ability to stay longer in the sun. -Destroy free radicals released by sun exposure. -Prevent cell mutation. -Protect the skin. 2) VITAMIN C - Antioxidant preventing the skins degeneration. - Essential for collagen Synthesis, which keeps all cells connected, firm, and healthy. - Reduces scarring. - Enhances Immunity and Wound Healing 3) PYCNOGENOL - Protects the skin against the sun's ultraviolet radiation - Protects skin from external damage resulting from free radicals produced by UV radiation - Slows the ageing of the skin - Maintains proper cross-linking of collagen and elastin. Someone came up with a very clever way of describing the various functions of supplements, I would like to share it with you, here goes.... Supplements are like the building of a house: - Multivitamins are like the foundations - Calcium & Magnesium are like the pillars - Vitamin C is like the cement - Omega 3 & 6 are like the roof - Bioflavonoids are like the plumbing and electricity -Antioxidants are like the insurance Isn't that a good comparison?