Your skin and the sun
The skin is the body’s largest organ and it’s primary role is to protect us against potential damage from the outside. Sun and ultraviolet light account for some 80-90% of all the damaging effects the skin is exposed to. Sun and ultraviolet light causes oxidative stress in the skin. UV light is absorbed by the skin and the excessive energy from the UV light can be absorbed by compounds normally present in the skin.The absorption of energy from UV light by these compounds cause the generation of so called reactive oxygen species (ROS) which are also termed free radicals.
Free radicals are generated in many biological processes and include a variety of diverse chemical species. There is a normal production of free radicals in the organism which is regulated by an antioxidant defence systems. The amount of the free radicals can be balanced by antioxidants. This process maintains the stability of the human body’s internal environment in response to changes in external conditions. When this balance is lost, free radicals may produce alterations to the DNA, proteins and cell membranes in the skin. The visible sign of this photo-oxidative damage is erythema (redness).
For obtaining a photo-protection from within – the antioxidant defence systems need to be present at the target sites i. e. the skin exposed to sun light. Vitamin E and C are antioxidants which are also stored in the skin. In the skin antioxidants can inactivate the free radicals. The carotenoids (lutein, beta-carotene and lycopene) are fat-soluble nutrients that are stored in the skin. It takes 4-6 weeks for it to build up in the skin.
IMEDEEN Tan Optimizer is a beauty supplement designed to help prepare your skin for the sun. One tablet should be taken daily at least one month before, and then throughout, any periods of sun exposure to build up nutrients in the skin. Always use with suitable SPF. Can be used all year round. You can take IMEDEEN Tan Optimizer with any other IMEDEEN products.
Content per daily dose (1 tablet): Lutein 3mg, Lycopene 3mg, Vitamin A (RE) (100% as beta-carotene) 333ug (42% RDA), Vitamin E (a-TE) 10mg (83% RDA), Vitamin C 45mg (56% RDA).
Box Contains: 60 Tablets, 2 months supply
Content per daily dose (1 tablet): Lutein 3mg, Lycopene 3mg, Vitamin A (RE) (100% as beta-carotene) 333ug (42% RDA), Vitamin E (a-TE) 10mg (83% RDA), Vitamin C 45mg (56% RDA)