Summer is fast approaching and with summer, obviously, comes a lot of heat and exposure to the sun. Here in Houston, Texas, as early as May, we are already getting into 90 degrees and I already know what summer is going to be like, having lived here for the past 11 years.
With BBQ parties, summer travels, and beach or pool parties, prolonged sun exposure is expected. However, no matter how much you’d love your tan, you will realize that in the long run, those prolonged sun exposures aren’t necessarily your best friend.
While the sun is a good natural source of vitamin D, prolonged exposure to it can have harmful effects. The UV (ultraviolet) radiation being emitted by the sun can cause pre-mature aging in our skin such as wrinkles, age spots, and freckles. It’s also been scientifically proven to be the cause of skin cancer called melanoma.
With these things in mind, it’s important to be ready to protect your skin when you know you’re going to be under the sun for a long period of time.
Here are 3 Ways to Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage This Summer:
- Wear sunscreen.
While most people know to wear sunscreen, it is often neglected.When you’re in the pool or beach, a lot of times, you won’t feel the raging heat of the sun but the reflection of the water causes the radiation coming from the sun to be stronger.And even if you’re just hanging out at the park or do BBQ in your backyard or pool, you still have to wear a sunscreen.Sunscreen is made with especially combined ingredients that are formulated to block ultraviolet radiation from penetrating your skin. Although there are two types of UV, the one that cause premature aging and skin cancer doesn’t necessarily have to penetrate your skin deep to cause enough damage which is why it’s very important to wear sunscreen.I know why most people have a love-hate relationship with sunscreen. Most sunscreens are thick and just plain icky to put on your skin. Without knowing the benefits, I would have never started putting sunscreen on. I personally have a love-hate relationship with sunscreen, especially when it comes to facial sunscreen. I feel like I’m walking with a mask on. Also, having to put a moisturizer then a sunscreen, foundation, and powder on top of it feels like it’s too much for my skin.
But thanks to Olay Total Effects Whip with SPF 25, my facial skin care routine is one step simpler. With Olay Total Effects Whip with SPF 25, I don’t have to worry about having to put a separate moisturizer and sunscreen. I also love the fact that it’s very light and it’s easily absorbed by the skin. I don’t feel sticky and icky at all unlike other moisturizers.
I know you ladies know how those thick moisturizers and sunscreens feel. If you’re wondering if SPF25 is good enough to protect your face from UV rays, yet it is. SPF25 already blocks about 96% of UV. With Olay Total Effects Whip with SPF 25, you get the best of both worlds – moisturized and well-protected skin.It is also priced very reasonably and readily available at your local pharmacy or grocery stores. I personally shop my beauty products from HEB. If you’re in Texas, be sure to check out your local HEB to pick up your own Olay Total Effects Whip with SPF25.
- Drink plenty of water.
Our skin is the largest organ in our body and it’s made up of 60% water. Keeping yourself hydrated with water during summer also keeps your skin happy and also prevents a lot of damage. Drinking plenty of water has been scientifically proven to prevent, not only a lot of skin damage, but also overall health concerns.
- Wear a hat.
Even if you’re already wearing sunscreen, wearing a hat whenever you know you’d be under the sun for a long period of time doesn’t hurt. It’s just an added protection.
- Limit your time under the sun.
I know those long cold and dry season had a lot of us crave for bright and sun shiny days. Summer always just makes us want to stay outdoors and enjoy the season with our kinds. If you really have to be out, try to find a shade every now and again. This gives you and your skin a break from the heat.
Hope you ladies find these tips helpful. Remember, your skin is your asset. Protect it!
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