The season we all long for has finally arrived, complete with beautiful weather and plenty of sunlight! Yes, summer is well and truly here, but have you thought about what those sunshine-filled days can do to your skin? There are many different ways to protect yourself this season, so let’s go over a few key ones to ensure that you’re better prepared.
Take Breaks in the Shade
A pergola, umbrella or awning in your backyard is a great way to make the most of the beautiful weather while it lasts without endangering your skin’s health. Getting enough shade is very important as otherwise, you may suffer from overexposure if outside for extended periods. Other ill effects include sunburn and even heatstroke, and many years of UV exposure can potentially result in developing skin cancer. Therefore, be sure to get sufficient shade so you can make the most of every summer!
Staying hydrated is a must any time of the year, but in the summertime, your body works harder and needs more liquids. If you’re out and about, be sure to take a bottle of water and fill it regularly to get enough while on the go. This will ensure your skin has enough moisture to allow for adequate hydration — otherwise, it may dry out and become irritated, which can make it more susceptible to the effects of the sun’s rays if it’s not as resilient.
We all reach for that tube or bottle of sunscreen during the summer, but do you consider whether or not it’s doing enough to protect you? Every bottle is designed to deliver a different amount of coverage, with SPF 30 being the minimum required for adequate protection. It’s important to be sure to evenly apply it to your face, the back of your neck and ears, arms, legs, and any other areas that are exposed to the sun’s rays. You’ll thank yourself later for applying the right amount of sunscreen with a proactive SPF rating.
Protective, Light Clothing
Thin, bright-coloured fabric that covers your arms and legs is a good idea for those bright summer days. This style of clothing is loose and light enough to keep your body temperature from warming up too much, and it also covers your arms and legs. This means you can worry less about them getting sunburnt or applying sunscreen (though we still recommend it to be safe).
This summer, get out there and make the most of the beautiful weather while it lasts! With these tips in mind, you can enjoy the sunshine without worry.