The summer may be inching closer to an end, but just because the days are already getting shorter doesn’t mean that you should start being less vigilant about your sun protection.  While the sun’s rays are at their hottest between 10 am and 2 pm, late afternoon and early evening sun is still capable of some serious scorching.

That said, it’s easy to forget to reapply sunblock when you’re chasing wet, sandy kids on the beach, grilling outside or running last-minute errands.  I know how hectic your schedules are—you just don’t have time to think about slathering on sunscreen every few hours.  That’s why I’m excited to share with you two innovations in UV protection that require minimal effort but yield maximum results.


The JUNE bracelet is a kind of Fitbit for the sun savvy.  The bracelet’s sensors precisely measure your sun exposure, while its partnering app computes the data to give you the UV index in real time.  The device considers all variables such as your skin type and UV exposure to give you your daily sun dose.  Your goal, of course, is to keep your daily sun dose as low as possible throughout the day.  This is where June guides you again by sending personalized notifications that not only tell you when to apply your SPF but also which level you need, taking the guesswork out of sun safety.  I don’t know about you, but I’m all for anything that makes my life a little bit easier.



When most of us hear sun protection we think of sunblock, hats and a big pair of sunnies.  While these methods remain the gold standard, you can also boost your UV protection internally with an oral supplement called Heliocare Ultra.  Since getting complete coverage with a topical sunscreen is difficult, it makes sense to bolster our protection from damaging UVA/UVB rays from the inside as well, thereby protecting the entire skin surface.  Each capsule of Heliocare Ultra contains the extract of Polypodium leucotomos, a tropical fern rich in antioxidants, which, when taken regularly, builds up your body’s natural defenses against photoaging and sunburn.  I recommend taking Heliocare every day, even in the winter, when many of us mistakenly think we’re not susceptible to sun’s damaging rays.  Trust me, we are vulnerable every day of the year.  Add this supplement to your daily regime, and give yourself that extra boost of protection all year.


*Please note that although Heliocare tablets assist in preventing sun damage, they do not replace sunscreen.   For ultimate sun protection be sure to wear a water resistant, broad-spectrum sunblock of SPF 30 or higher every day.