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Dietary Sunscreen

Discover the nutrients and phytochemicals in foods that protect the skin from sunburn, UV damage and even skin cancer
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Did you know that sunscreen isn't enough to prevent cancer or UV-ageing?

Ignore what you were taught in college, sunscreen is only 50% protective against Malignant Melanoma and  40% protective against non-Melanoma cancers. Your clients deserve the truth that sunscreen won't fully protect them for skin-damage, photoageing and skin cancers. They deserve to know that there are nutrients and phytochemicals in ordinary foods that offer a high level of protection against UV damage. 

☀️ Phytochemicals versus Photoageing

Dietary sunscreen is a fast-growing area of science because so many studies have shown that food components are potent protectors of the skin against the ravages of the sun. The research has prompted many scientists to say that the BEST form of sun protection is topical sunscreen AND dietary sunscreen used together for a broad-spectrum solution.
 In recent years, considerable interest has been focused on identifying naturally occurring botanicals, specifically dietary, for the prevention of photocarcinogenesis. A wide variety of botanicals, mostly dietary flavonoids or phenolic substances, have been reported to possess substantial anticarcinogenic and antimutagenic activities because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  
Photochem Photobiol Sci 2006

Why take this Dietary Sunscreen class?

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⚡ Dietary Sunscreen is new and growing area of skin science and as a professional in this industry you need to stay current with research, tools and services.

⚡ Many practitioners don't move with the times so you can stay ahead of your competition by implementing new skin-health solutions in your clinic.

⚡ Your clients deserve (and will pay for) the best treatments and advice to help them get gorgeous, healthy, youthful skin and prevent sun-ageing

If you're not already fascinated with functional beauty foods and phytochemicals you soon will be...

Lycopene decreased expression of UV induced MMP1 (Matrix Metalloproteinase) - which degrades collagen) in the dermis

Curcumin treatment 2 hours before UV exposure mitigated UVA-induced apoptosis, inflammation and collagen breakdown.

Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in green tea protects against sunburn and UV ageing of the skin

Topics covered in this class

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☀️ UV Damage

  • The 4 ways the sun can cause skin damage and cancer
  • The 2 ways that the sun influences genes that promote cancer
  • The biomechanics of UV-instigated damage and tanning and how light receptors are involved.
  • What makes skin redden during sunburning

☀️ Skin Cancer

  • Learn about the 2 main types of skin cancer and which is most deadly
  • Who is more at risk of cancer and other factors
  • Why typical sun protection advice isn't working as well as we think it is.
  • What scientists are working on to create a 'broad spectrum' solution to UV damage and skin cancer

☀️ The 'Sunscreen Diet'

  • The dietary patterns that can help prevent UV damage
  • The emerging epidemiological patterns in the scientific literature regarding dietary sunscreen

☀️ UV Protective Phytochemicals

Explore the science behind the phytochemicals that have been studied for their 'sunscreen' abilities and learn the biomechanics of how these food compounds work at the cellular level and DN level.

You'll look at:
  • Lycopene
  • Ellagic acid
  • Selenium
  • Curcumin
  • Resveratrol
  • Catechins

And some lesser known phytochemicals that are starting to be studied.

Why study with us?

This class has been created to further your advance your knowledge and grow your skin-health career.
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Every course we teach - from mini-classes to our 1-year diploma - is based on peer-reviewed research.

Fully referenced

You get access to the full citation list so you can fact-check the science with confidence.

Industry specific

This isn't any nutrition class this Dietary Suns creen class has been specifically developed for professionals and practitioners in the skin sciences or nutritional sciences.

Epic student support

No matter what class you take with us, you're always treated as a valued student and you get lifetime access to our student portal for social networking, study groups and learning support.

Growing science library

Inside our dedicated student portal there is an area called 'best resources' where you'll find a growing library of science research papers free to download.

Social networking

No more Facebook groups! We have our very own social networking site built right inside the student portal allowing you to make friends and 'study buddies'. 

Discussion groups

Every course has a dedicated discussion group so you can ask questions, post up ideas and thoughts, get feedback and interact with your fellow students on the same course.

Certificate of Attendance

We want you to have proof of your studies so you can share it on your social channels and Linked in certifications area. You've earned it!
This class is perfect for...
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Estheticians and Facialists

You see sun-damage in your client's skins every day and now you can help them reverse that damage and prevent future damage
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Natural Skincare Professionals

This class will help you understand photoprotective phytochemicals that can be used inside (diet and outside (skincare products) giving you the edge in business
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MediSpa & Dermatologists

This class is an ideal introduction to functional nutricosmetic foods and phytochemicals as a valid part of your clinical toolkit for skin rejuvenation
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Functional Nutritionists & Health Coaches

If you're fascinated with skin-health and want to use evidence-based functional beauty foods with your clients there's no better place to start than with a class on dietary protection against sun damage and ageing.
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Meet your teacher

Star Khechara

Skincare formulator and beauty author turned skin-nutrition researcher, Star distilled her 20+ years of skin-health knowledge into the world’s first international accredited school to educate estheticians, dermatologists and allied skin-health practitioners in the emerging science of skin-nutrition, integrative skin health and nutridermatology®
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 During my work as a skincare formulator I noticed that so many cosmetic ingredients were foods or food extracts, I realised that the power to beautify, treat and rejuvenate the skin was in diet, nutrition and food...not skincare products  
Patrick Jones - Course author

Frequently asked questions

Do I get instant access?

YES! As soon as pay the $27 you'll have instant access to the class and all of the class materials.

  • Video lesson
  • Class notes
  • Lesson quiz
  • Certificate of Attendance 

Is it accredited?

As a school we are proud to be accredited by IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine) and the IGCT (International Guild of Complementary Therapists) the which means a 3rd-party organisation has reviewed our course materials and verified them as being of a suitable standard for a practitioner.

As a graduate YOU will be eligible  to join IPHM and IGCT and be listed on their register And you’ll have access to deals on your professional indemnity insurance.

Star Khechara is also an active member of the Plant-Based Health Professionals

How long will it take to finish the class? 

This short class wil take between 30-45 minutes to complete

Do you offer team discounts?

We can offer substantial discounts on group enrolments (especially when there are more than 10 participants). 
Send us an email with all the information: [email protected]

Can I license this class for my team of staff?

We can offer a non-exclusive licensing for this class, please contact us at [email protected]

What happens after I've paid?

Once you've enrolled you'll be prompted to create your login and password so you can access our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Once inside you can move around the portal and access everything you need:
  • There's a course area where your courses will be
  • There's a community area for discussion groups and friendship
  • There's a 'best resources' area for all of your saved notes and access to our science library
  • There's a 'start' page which has our orientation video to help you navigate around the website and use all of the facilities. 

Is this class suitable for me?

This class is aimed at professionals and practitioners in these fields:
  • Estheticians
  • Dermatologists
  • MediSpa staff
  • Skin Therapists
  • Skincare formulators
  • Beauty therapists and facialists
  • Health coaches
  • Functional food and nutrition practitioners

Will I get a certificate?

Yes,. you will be able to download a personalised Certificate of Attendance when you finish the class and the class quiz.
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