Summer Skin Care Prep: Top 5 Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun
Here in Arizona, the temperatures are rising and summer is right around the corner. Tanning and spending time outside with family and friends is a common pastime in the warm summer months, but the sun can be a powerful force that can permanently damage the skin. In preparing for tropical vacations and days by the pool, here are the top tips for staying safe from the sun’s rays:
Stock Up On Sunscreen
This goes without saying, but sunscreen with at least SPF 30 is a must during the summer months. Make sure to generously apply sunscreen to the face and all areas that will be exposed to the sun to ensure protection. However, applying once is not enough. Reapply every two hours to stay safe all day long. If you really want to be safe, stay out of the sun from 10 am to 2 pm. This is when the sun’s rays are hottest and most powerful.
Buy a Wide-Brim Hat
Nobody wants to have wrinkles, and one of the biggest causes of wrinkles is too much time in the sun. To avoid the leathery look, keep your face covered at all times with a large hat. Not only is it a cute fashion accessory for pool days, but it will also keep your skin smooth and wrinkle-free.
Invest in Sunglasses with UV-Protection
The perfect pair of sunglasses is essential for anyone over the summer, but make sure that they aren’t just stylish, but also protective of your eyes. The eyes are very sensitive to the sun, so look for sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays. Although a protective pair might be a bit more expensive, you can’t put a price on healthy eyesight.
Drink Plenty of Water
Staying hydrated is extremely important during record heat days to avoid sun poisoning. Too much sun can zap your energy and make you feel weak, so drinking plenty of H20 will help combat this. Buy a reusable water bottle and keep refilling it throughout the day at the pool or beach to be eco-friendly and always have water on hand.
Keep Aloe in the Medicine Cabinet
If you suffer from a sun burn or sun damage after a long day outside, apply Aloe Vera to the affected area to help it heal and reduce burning and itching. Aloe Vera can be purchased at any drugstore and is very affordable, so make sure you have plenty in your medicine cabinet and beach bag.
For more information on how to keep your skin protected and healthy this summer, contact Shapiro Skin Klinic.