Well, finally the summer is here. After a long winter it is finally time to enjoy the summer’s sun and loose, fun clothing. Because the sun is so bright, the breeze so nice there are many more people standing out and enjoying this sun. While this may feel good for the moment, there is a painful consequence – the sunburn. Avoiding the sunburn while still enjoying the summer’s sun is the key to keeping your skin healthy and still loving the summer.
Sunscreen is the key to protecting you skin while enjoying the summer sun. Sunscreen does not have to be greasy or smelly. There are many different types of sunscreen out there. This being said, there are some important things to remember when picking out the right the sunscreen that can make the difference between tan skin and lobster red skin.
- SPF 15 is the minimum SPF that you should use. This sunscreen intensifies the period of time that you will be able to be out in the sun for up to 15 times longer than normal before you would begin to burn. This being said, it is important to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours or so.
- Using make up, lotion or other products with SPF chemicals in them can be used in place of sunscreen. This can help you to help keep your skin healthy and burn free. This should not be your only defense though if you are in the sun for a long period of time though.
- Do not rely on the window to prevent sunburns. Most windows are not designed to block UV rays and therefore the skin can be damaged without the proper skin protection. Sunscreen or lotion with sunscreen in it can help to prevent damage to the sink.
- Most people think that because their skin is naturally dark that they are not subject to sunburns and skin damage. This is simply not true. While people with dark skin do not burn as quickly, their skin can burn as well. It is important to remember to put sunscreen on even if your skin is dark.
Clothing and shade are the single best ways to prevent skin damage. This being said, it is not as much fun as being able to feel the sun’s rays on the skin. Sunscreen can allow you to enjoy the sun’s rays and still be safe and healthy. Enjoy your summer and have a have fun in the sun without the burn.