Skin Care tips for sunscreen

Skin Care tips for sunscreen

It's hot summer now! If you expose your skin to the harsh sun rays with proper care, it can turn out to be quite a disaster. Here are 5 easy tips to protect your skin when going out in the sun.

 # Avoid going out in the sun between 10 am and 4 pm, since it is the peak time when the sun rays are strong.
 # 30 minutes before you go outdoors, apply sunscreen lotion on your face. This will protect the skin from harmful ultraviolet rays.
 # Carry an umbrella or wear a hat to protect yourself when walking in the sun.
 # Drink plenty of water and eat fruits to keep your skin well-hydrated and clear.

# Avoid wearing dark clothes, since they absorb ultraviolet rays more easily then lighter ones.
# Don’t be afraid of wasting sunscreen; apply it to allover your exposed skin.
# Choose a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 and broad- spectrum. Reapply every two hours during daytime, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or perspiring.

# Better wear protective clothing e.g. a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to cover as much skin as possible for those have a higher risk of developing skin cancer.
# Seek shade between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., cause the sun’s rays are strongest during that period of the day.

# Use higher SPF protections when on activities on water, snow, and sand since these situations reflect the damaging rays of the sun to your skin.
#  Applying sunscreen on children is particularly important.
# Instead of the sun, intake vitamin D safely from a healthy diet that includes vitamin supplements. 

Vitamin D is found in the following foods:
o Dairy products
o Fish
o Oysters
o Fortified cereals
# Get tan by using a self-tanning product instead of tanning beds. UV light of tanning beds causes skin cancer and wrinkling as much as that from the sun. Don’t forget using sunscreen everyday.
# Go to a dermatologist whenever there is situation on your skin. Skin cancer is very treatable when caught early.