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Five Tips to Keep Skin Protected from Sun Damage This Summer

Updated on February 19, 2020

Summer can affect your skin adversely in more ways than one. It is important to keep your skin protected during this season where high temperatures can leave your skin vulnerable to sun burn and damage. There are some proven skin protection methods available to emerge unscathed during summer.

It's summer time and troubles can start for your skin soon, if you don’t take adequate protective measures. The harsh rays of the sun can damage your skin extensively. UVA and UVB rays of the sun can cause severe loss of moisture, leaving your skin dry and itchy. Incessant exposure to these harmful rays can even cause skin cancer. Thankfully, there are ways by which you can keep your skin protected from sun damage. All it takes is a little extra effort every day to make sure your skin remains cool and healthy even in the sweltering heat of summer.

1. Cover Up Skin As Much As Practically Possible

Your skin remains safest, when it is not in the direct line of the sun. While those who remain indoors face no threat of skin damage, those who have to work in the sun run the risk of sunburn and skin damage. Try and cover up your skin as much as practically possible. The parts to take the best care of due to their sensitive skin are the face, neck, ears, and hands. Make sure you wear a hat with a wide brim, so that your face as well as neck comes under its shade.

2. Use Sunscreen with a High SPF Count

Not going out when the sun is at its harshest is the best way to protect your skin. However, if going out is unavoidable, make sure you use liberal amount of sun screen. This may appear to be a hassling chore, but it can go a long way in keeping your skin safe and protected. A sunscreen with high SPF count of at least 15 is what you need for optimum protection. The sunscreen must be applied at least 30-45 minutes before you move out in the open for best results. The best sunscreen can provide only two hours of protection at the most, so remember that fact.

3. Keep Eyes Protected

The skin around the eyes is ultra sensitive and hence most susceptible to the harsh effects of sun. That’s why it needs extra protection and also additional hydration. Wearing a good quality sun glass can help shield the skin around your eyes from the harmful UV rays. There are brands that guarantee blocking of 99 percent of UV rays. It can prevent the skin under your eyes from getting wrinkles.

4. Dont Ignore Lip Protection

Our lips may look thick-skinned but they too need protection from the sun’s heat. Lips are most susceptible to burns that can be extremely painful and highly tough to deal with. The skin around your lips can show signs of aging faster than the other areas of your face. Apply a reputable brand of lip protection balm when you venture into the sun during hot summer afternoons.

5. Keep Body Dehydrated: Drink Lots of Fluids

Extreme summer temperatures are known to cause problems associated with heat and sun exposure, such as heat stroke and sun stroke. While dehydration is a common problem, negligence of the symptoms can prove to be fatal in some cases. Dehydrated individuals must receive fluid intake and first-aid immediately. Make sure you drink lot of fluids like cold water and juices at regular intervals. It will keep your body and skin cool. Water intake can keep skin refreshed and prevent sun damage. If possible, take frequent showers or use a pool to keep skin cool.

Dealing with summer heat can be quite challenging, as it literally saps your energy level and leaves you vulnerable to heat stroke and skin damage. Using the right kind of skin protection is imperative to survive the hot, scorching season.

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