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How to Protect Your Skin From the Sun During Summer – Our Top Recommendations
How to protect your skin from the sun sounds like an easy subject. But, it can be a little more involved than you may think.
Even so, do not confuse taking a few extra measures to protect your skin from the sun as something that is going to overtake your life. You do not need to obsess about this.
There are a handful of small and simple adjustments and additions you can make to protect your skin during summer. Basic ideas about protection can ensure you are reducing the risk of sunburn, sun damage, and even different types of skin cancer.
We will go over our top recommendations on how to best protect your skin from the harsh summer sun that is easy to do and stress-free!
How to Protect your Skin from the Sun – Staying indoors
One of the best things you can do to protect your skin from the sun is to stay indoors or in the shade during the most sun-intense times of the day. Typically the hours from 10 am to 2 pm when the sun is the strongest.
Sunscreen, always carry some
Wearing sunscreen when you will be outdoors for extended periods is another absolute must. Using a sunscreen won’t just protect you from getting a sunburn, but it also helps block the sun’s UVA and UVB rays that are damaging to your skin.
When using a sunscreen, it is best to avoid using chemical-based sunscreens and go for options where the active ingredients are zinc oxide or titanium oxide. These are natural minerals that deflect the sun’s rays and are safe for your skin and body as a whole.
How to protect your skin from the sun – wearing clothing with IVA and UVB properties
Again, if you are outside in the sun for an extended period, consider finding clothing with UVA and UVB deflecting properties. You can find shirts, pants, hats, scarves, and even bathing suits that have these protections build right it. It gives your skin an extra layer of safety.
Wear a hat
You can also wear a hat when you are going to be in the sun to keep the sun off your face. Your face is often going to be one of the first things to burn when out in the sun. While wearing SPF can prevent this, it is not always foolproof. Therefore, wearing a hat can further block the harsh light from the sun and protect your delicate facial skin even more.
Not the mention, hats can shade your eyes from the sun as well. Your eyes can also be negatively affected by the sun, so paring a hat with UVA and UVB blocking sunglasses will be one of the best ways to stay safe and healthy in the sun.
Avoid daily exposure to the sun
Last but not least, you should not sit under the sun, daily, expecting to tan your skin. This is not a great idea. While it is ok to tan from time to time and be in the sun, sitting out for hours a day, every single day can put your skin an body at risk for sun damage and skin cancer.