How to Get Skin Protection From the Sun
Don’t you just love sunny days? Do you want to enjoy every outdoor activity or hit the beach wearing that new bikini?
It’s really inviting to spend the day out until you think of all the sun’s harmful effects to our body and all you want to do is find some shade to give your skin protection from the sun. But why worry and cancel that beach get away or that walk in the park when you can effectively get your skin protection from the dreaded sun burn, premature aging, and skin cancer?
Though it is essential to have certain amount of sunlight daily, anything more than what’s needed is bad. The ugly effects of the sun are very much avoidable with proper skin care and protection. Here are some of the best ways to have your skin protection from the sun.
- Limit sun exposure. The key is to expose yourself only to what you need. Limit your exposure time under the sun’s peak hours which is between 10AM to 4pm.
- Wear protective clothing. A wide brimmed hat is a must especially when you are going to the beach or just strolling in the park. A cool, light colored shirt with sleeves covering the arms is also recommended. A long skirt for women and long pants for men to protect the legs. You could also wear your favorite sunglasses to protect your eyes and eyelids from the glaring sun.
- Use sunscreen. Sunscreen lotions can absorb the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and give your skin that needed protection. Always remember that the higher the SPF, the better and longer you get your skin protected from the rays of the sun. Reapply sunscreens frequently, especially after swimming or sweating heavily. Also look for a broad spectrum sunscreen which protects your from the UVA and UVB rays of the sun.
- Always rehydrate with water. You may not notice it but exposure to the sun makes your body lose moisture through the skin by sweating. Bringing your trust water bottle helps you to rehydrate your body and your skin as well.
These are just a few vital tips to keep your body and your skin protection from the sun. Disregarding these may cause over exposure to the sun UV rays and can lead to:
- Premature Aging
- Skin Cancer
- Drying or itching of the skin
- Flaking of the skin
- Rough and thickened outer layer of the skin
- Enlarged and clogged pores
Getting enough amount of sunlight everyday is essential. However, everyone needs to get skin protection from the sun to prevent sun burn, premature aging and skin cancer. There are several ways to be protected like limiting sun exposure, wearing protective clothing, using sunscreen and rehydrating with water.
Keep these tips in mind and practice smart skin care to help your skin stay healthy and safe from unwanted skin problems.