Summer is just around the corner. And, with the summer heat comes summer rays. Sunlight is the source of all life on Earth, but it also can be our skin's worst enemy. The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) light, and exposure to UV radiation can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes.
Over time, unprotected sun exposure accelerates the aging process. It causes wrinkles and leathery skin and increases your risk of skin cancer. Sun exposure can also cause skin problems, including age spots and solar keratoses (small bumps on the face, lips, or hands).
We need to protect our skin from its harmful effects for those who love the beach or warm destinations. To help you out with this, here is a list of 5 tips that will help keep your skin healthy and glowing during this summer months.
1. Wear Sunscreen
Sunscreen is available in many forms, including lotions, creams, sprays, and sticks. Whichever you choose, make sure it protects against UVA and UVB rays and has an SPF of 30 or greater.
Apply sunscreen generously when outdoors; Also apply to your lips and any scars or tattoos that you may have on your body. Don't forget "hidden" areas of your skin, such as the tops of your ears, under your hair, and behind your knees.It's unnecessary to buy expensive sunscreen as long as you apply it correctly and frequently.
Ensure you reapply your sunscreen every two hours — and after swimming or sweating. Sunscreen doesn't last forever, so continue to apply it throughout the day, even if you're not spending time in direct sunlight. Remember that most people don't use enough products, so reapplying is essential.
2. Wear Protective Clothing
Long sleeves or pants can block the sun, but not many of us want to wear that when it’s hot outside. So try a lightweight, loose-fitting shirt and pants instead. Look for UV protection built-in. This can block some of the harmful rays from the sun.
MicrodermaMitt offers exfoliation services to both your face and body. This will help remove dead skin cells and give your skin a smooth and healthy glow. This is necessary as the sun can leave your face and body with harsh dead or peeling skin. Scrub away this look with just a few uses of our mitt for radiant and robust skin.
4. Know What SPF You Should Use
Know your SPF. If you plan to be outside for more than 20 minutes, apply sunscreen with an SPF rating of 30 or higher at least 15 minutes before exposing your skin to the sun. Sunscreen should be applied liberally and evenly over all exposed areas like the face, ears, neck, and hands because those areas get missed when applying sunscreen.
5. Use a Moisturizer Daily
There are moisturizing products that can help protect your skin from sun damage. A good moisturizer like Denizia Facial Oils will keep your skin looking young and supple for longer. So, if you’re not using a moisturizer yet, make sure to get one that’s right for your skin type.