Sunscreen Safety After Summer
Other ways to avoid sun damage are lifestyle changes, such as:
Seek Shade: When outdoors, try to stay in the shade, especially during peak sunlight hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. This reduces direct exposure to intense sunlight.
Wear Protective Clothing: Opt for clothing that covers your skin, such as long-sleeved shirts, long pants, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses with UV protection. Some clothing brands offer clothing with built-in UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) for added sun protection.
Limit Outdoor Activities: If possible, reduce outdoor activities during the sunniest parts of the day, or plan activities that involve less sun exposure, such as early morning or late afternoon outings.
Avoid Tanning Beds: Tanning beds emit harmful UV radiation that can damage your skin and increase the risk of skin cancer. Avoid using tanning beds altogether.
Stay Hydrated: Proper hydration helps maintain the health of your skin. Drink plenty of water, especially when spending time outdoors.
Regular Skin Checks: Keep an eye on your skin for any changes, such as new moles, growths, or changes in existing moles. Early detection of skin abnormalities can be crucial in preventing skin cancer.
Use Umbrellas and Sun-Protective Gear: Carry an umbrella to create your own shade when sitting or walking in sunny areas. Sun-protective gear like UV-blocking umbrellas can be particularly useful.
Protect Your Kids: Children have sensitive skin and are more vulnerable to sun damage. Make sure they are well-protected with appropriate clothing, hats, and sunscreen.
Be Mindful of Reflection: Water, sand, snow, and other surfaces can reflect and intensify UV rays. Take extra precautions in these environments – packing our Nourishing Powder, Dusting Powder or Dry Shampoo are great options!
By prioritizing sun protection year-round, you can mitigate these risks and maintain healthy, beautiful skin