Caring For Your skin During Summer

We all know the importance of protecting our skin from the sun. Of course, it’s impossible to avoid the sun – who wants to stay indoors when you could spend a lovely day at the beach? Not everything about the sun is bad either.  Sunlight helps our bodies create vitamin D. So follow these tips when you’re outdoors and learn to soak up all the good things the sun has to offer.

 

 

  • Drinking water regulary will not only hydrate your skin, it also cleanses your body and fights disease by washing away toxins.
  • Wear sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15, even if it’s cloudy or you don’t plan on spending a lot of time outdoors. Reapply sunscreen every time you go for a swim, even if the sunscreen is labled as waterproof.
  • The sun is most harmful between 10am and 4pm therfore its best to either avoid the sun during these hours or at least takes breaks occasionally by sitting in the shade.
  • It is important to moisturise your skin every day especially during the summer season, investing on a good moisturiser could even help to avoid wrinkles.
  • We all know that the sun is harmful to the skin, but did you know it can affect your eye’s, too? Protect your face and eyes with a hat and sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection.
  • Some medications, can increase your sensitivity to the sun. So if you’re taking medication, consult your docter he/she might prescribe you a suitable sun protection.
  • If you are after a nice summer glow, then maybe you can switch from  sun bathing to a healthier alternative such as fake tanning, some salons may even offer a natural chemical free fake tan that will even help repair your skin.

 

 

 

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