Saturday, June 24, 2017

Summer Sun Protection Tips

Hey guys and gals! Get out of the sun!  I can not even begin to tell you how often my mom use to scold me to put on sunblock and a hat when I was growing up.  Many times I didn't listen and now I wish I had.  My mom also didn't allow us to be out in the sun between the hours of 1 and 3 pm.  She always said this was the time that the sun was strongest.  I still try to avoid the sun during these hours.

Sun bathing is relaxing, but it can cause damage to your skin and make you age prematurely.  If you want to be out in the sun, here are some tips to help protect your skin.

Wear an SPF sunscreen whenever you are outside.   The sun's UV rays are strongest during summer months, so it is important to keep your skin covered.  Always look for an SPF of 15 or more to protect it.  Be sure to reapply your sunscreen every hour or so.

Buy a pretty hat.  There are so many fun and colorful summer hats.  Not only do they protect your face from sun damage, but they look super cute as well.

Get a sun umbrella.  If you don't want to purchase one, there are many beaches that have them for rent. They provide sun protection and relief from heat as well.  To be perfectly honest, when I get lost on the beach, I look for my umbrella.  Try to pick an unusual pattern that you or your family can easily find in a crowd of beach goers.

Cover up!  Get yourself a cute cover up to wear over your swimsuit.  This will help to protect your skin when you are not bathing.

Don't forget your pretty eyes!  Wear sunglasses that are UV protection certified

Look for skin care lotions and cosmetics that offer UV protection.  There are many brands that offer this now.  Do some research and try them.

Try not to use tanning beds.  Read about the dangers of tanning salons in this article from WebMd.

I hope you enjoyed these quick tips on staying protected from the sun.

Go out and enjoy your summer!  Stay safe beauties. 
Stay beautiful!

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