Summer is the perfect season to enjoy time outside splashing in the pool with the family or just sipping a frosty beverage poolside. However, it is also the season when the sun’s rays are at their most harsh. While spending time outside is good and helps promote an active and healthy lifestyle, care must be taken to ensure that you and your family are not being exposed to too much ultraviolet light. Overexposure to the sun can damage your skin, causing premature aging, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and even skin cancer. Avoid too many harmful UV rays and stay safe in the sun with these summer suncare strategies.
There are many different types of products available, but whether you prefer lotions, sprays, or sticks, choose one with at least SPF 30 and be sure it states “broad spectrum” on the label. This is crucial as broad spectrum sunscreens filter both UVA and UVB rays. UVB refers to the sun’s radiation that causes sunburns, while UVA rays are the type that can cause aging and skin cancer. Also, be sure to reapply according to the label’s instructions, and even sooner when engaging in activities such as swimming, sweating, and toweling off.
Did you know that many skincare and even makeup products now contain SPF? Consider making the switch to help protect your skin on a daily basis.
It’s very important to not only protect your skin but your eyes as well. Too much sun can damage the eyelids, corneas, lenses and more and cause cataracts and other undesirable conditions. While many buy sunglasses based on style, be sure to keep function in mind. Invest in sunglasses with UV protection- you don’t have to break the bank to find options that block 99-100% of UVA and UVB rays!
Covering up with clothing can be very beneficial in protecting your skin by minimizing the penetration of UV rays. Keep in mind that not all clothes can protect from UV rays, even if you layer. Try to select densely woven fabrics or clothes that specifically advertise UV protection.
Avoid Peak Hours
Finally, as much as possible, try to limit your outdoor time between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm. This is when the UV rays are strongest. If you must be out during this time, be sure to utilize all of the tips listed above!
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