Sun: The Skin’s Worst Enemy

If you want to avoid wrinkles, age spots and a number of other skin issues, you may want to think twice about spending a day sun bathing at the beach. One of the biggest factors in skin problems is too much sun exposure, not to mention the increase of skin cancer. Although your skin needs some vitamin D, limiting your sun exposure is important. Here are some tips on how to protect your skin.

Sunscreen

Always make sure to use sunscreen when going out in the sun. Make sure you use generously as most people underestimate the amount needed. Make sure to use one with broad-spectrum and an SPF higher than 15. Make sure you apply every two hours or more if you’re perspiring or swimming.

Stay In The Shade

Whenever you plan on spending the day outdoors, make sure that you stay under the shade. The sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., so make sure you stay protected during these times.

Protective Clothing

When spending time in the sun, make sure that your body is fully covered. Wear a tightly woven long-sleeved shirt, long pants and hats that provide shade to your face. There are also laundry additives, which will add an extra layer of ultraviolet protection on your clothing.

 

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