How to have fun in the sun - safely!
SUNSCREEN, SUNSCREEN & MORE SUNSCREEN!
Sunscreen isn't just for the beach. Sun damage happens any time your skin is exposed to the sun.
Some people only think about their face, but everything needs to be covered with sunscreen.
Keep a bottle of sunscreen next to your toothpaste to remind yourself to use the product daily.
Reapply sunscreen every one to two hours, even if the lotion or spray claims to be waterproof and sweat-proof. If you're really sweating, wiping it off or swimming, you should apply more often than every hour, outdoor enthusiasts should be going through a bottle or two a week. "Don't make your bottle last all summer, Use it up!
The sunscreen you choose should contain protection from UVA and UVB rays, both cause the skin to age and burn. Your sunscreen should offer broad spectrum protection with a minimum SPF of 30.
For those who simply have to get their daily dose of vitamin D, there are safe ways to spend summer outdoors. Lay out in the early morning or late afternoon when the sun's rays aren't as damaging. Wear protective clothing and hats and staying hydrated.
Summer skin also means stressed skin from the influx of chlorine, salt, wind, sand, insect repellent and of course sunscreen. Use a gentle cleanser to keep your skin supple and nourished.
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