Everybody loves holidays and going outdoors can be fun but how about the harmful effects of the sun? When it comes to sun exposure, majority of us neglect protection. Despite sunburn, situation can get very serious! Sun can cause early aging an deven skin cancer. Read our tips to find out how you can prevent the negative effects of the sun.
Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen. If you are going to stay outside for long hours, don’t forget to reapply it. Sunscreens wear off in time which can cause sunburn. However, don’t only rely on sunscreen. There are few elements that are as important as applying sunscreen!
Avoid Sun Exposure in Peak Times
The harmful effects are strongest between the hours of 10 a.m and 4 p.m. This is the time when you are vulnerable and at the greater risk of getting a sunburn. You can try to Schedule your activities before or after this time period.
Wear The Right & Light Clothes
Sometimes everything doesn’t go as planned. You may have to go outside during the most risky hours. At this point you can wear light long sleeved shirts, sunglasses and a hat. Wearing the right pieces is as important as sunscreen. You should also prefer white and pastel colors as black blocks more sunlight.
If you have a light skin, you are more prone to sunburns. Avoid using tanning products or low spf sunscreens. When you are feeling like your skin is turning pink, seek a safer place for you. Don’t forget to reapply your sunscreen. Sunscreen has less protection when applied thinly. Use good amount of it.