3 Best Sun Protection Tips for Summer

Finally, the summer season is here. This means spending time outdoors from sunrise to sunset. But while the season can be fun and full of pleasurable moments, there is a need to protect your skin from too much sun exposure. So, what do you need to know so that sun rays cannot get in the way of your fun? With these three doable tips, you can be sure that your summer will be pleasant, safe, and an experience you will never forget.

What are these helpful tips?

Use Sunscreen. Using sunscreen is among the simplest ways to avoid skin cancer. Yet, many people take this for granted or forget to protect their body skin with it. One study showed that only 14 % of American men and 30% of American women habitually place sunscreen on their faces and other visible skin before going outside for more than an hour.

It is important to use sunscreen properly to get the most protection. The right way to protect your skin from harmful sun rays when using sunscreen is to use one with an SPF of at least 15. Apply it to all exposed skin, not just your face; put it on 15 to 30 minutes before you go outside, and never forget to use a generous amount (enough to fill a shot glass). Apply every two hours, or more often if you’re swimming or sweating. 

While it is true that the sun is a great source of Vitamin D and a dose of sunshine is good for your well-being, too much of it will give you sunburn. You will look parched, crumpled, stained, and rubbery with sun-damaged skin. Sunscreen protects you from skin cancer while looking vibrant and full of life.

Limit the amount of time you’re in the sun. There are at least five known dangers when you stay too long under the sun’s heat. There is sunburn and skin reddening. The skin ages fast, accompanied by dryness and skin bruises. You will have heatstroke that can damage the brain and other internal organs. Then you get dehydrated, which can lead to death. And you get hives, a hypersensitivity that can incapacitate your daily work and threaten your life.

Thus, you need to stay under the shade when the sun is at its strongest, usually from 10 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon. Limit your exposure to at least 15 minutes a day. With that in mind, you’ve enjoyed the sun and its benefits without getting scorched and without looking shriveled.

Wear protective clothing or accessories. Aside from applying sunscreens and limiting your sun exposure time, another simple way to enjoy your summer is to wear protective clothing.

Yes, clothing protects you from the harsh rays of the sun. However, not all fabric and not all colors can provide you protection. Dark or bright colored fabrics can shield you from destructive UV rays as these colors don’t allow rays to penetrate. Same with a densely woven cloth such as denim, canvas, wool, or synthetic fiber. Loose-fitting clothes are also preferable. Tight clothes can stretch and reduce the level of protection as the fibers pull away from each other, allowing UV rays to pass through to your skin.

The summer season means enjoying what a sizzling environment can offer. Relish it by being smart and indulge in its benefits to the fullest.

woman sitting on poolside setting both of her feet on pool

Finally, the summer season is here. This means spending time outdoors from sunrise to sunset. But while the season can be fun and full of pleasurable moments, there is a need to protect your skin from too much sun exposure. So, what do you need to know so that sun rays cannot get in the way of your fun? With these three doable tips, you can be sure that your summer will be pleasant, safe, and an experience you will never forget.

What are these helpful tips?

Use Sunscreen. Using sunscreen is among the simplest ways to avoid skin cancer. Yet, many people take this for granted or forget to protect their body skin with it. One study showed that only 14 % of American men and 30% of American women habitually place sunscreen on their faces and other visible skin before going outside for more than an hour.

It is important to use sunscreen properly to get the most protection. The right way to protect your skin from harmful sun rays when using sunscreen is to use one with an SPF of at least 15. Apply it to all exposed skin, not just your face; put it on 15 to 30 minutes before you go outside, and never forget to use a generous amount (enough to fill a shot glass). Apply every two hours, or more often if you’re swimming or sweating. 

While it is true that the sun is a great source of Vitamin D and a dose of sunshine is good for your well-being, too much of it will give you sunburn. You will look parched, crumpled, stained, and rubbery with sun-damaged skin. Sunscreen protects you from skin cancer while looking vibrant and full of life.

Limit the amount of time you’re in the sun. There are at least five known dangers when you stay too long under the sun’s heat. There is sunburn and skin reddening. The skin ages fast, accompanied by dryness and skin bruises. You will have heatstroke that can damage the brain and other internal organs. Then you get dehydrated, which can lead to death. And you get hives, a hypersensitivity that can incapacitate your daily work and threaten your life.

Thus, you need to stay under the shade when the sun is at its strongest, usually from 10 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon. Limit your exposure to at least 15 minutes a day. With that in mind, you’ve enjoyed the sun and its benefits without getting scorched and without looking shriveled.

Wear protective clothing or accessories. Aside from applying sunscreens and limiting your sun exposure time, another simple way to enjoy your summer is to wear protective clothing.

Yes, clothing protects you from the harsh rays of the sun. However, not all fabric and not all colors can provide you protection. Dark or bright colored fabrics can shield you from destructive UV rays as these colors don’t allow rays to penetrate. Same with a densely woven cloth such as denim, canvas, wool, or synthetic fiber. Loose-fitting clothes are also preferable. Tight clothes can stretch and reduce the level of protection as the fibers pull away from each other, allowing UV rays to pass through to your skin.

The summer season means enjoying what a sizzling environment can offer. Relish it by being smart and indulge in its benefits to the fullest.

woman sitting on poolside setting both of her feet on pool