Summer Skincare TipsAugust 02, 2020
Summer is in full swing! For many of us, the warmer weather means spending more time outside in the beautiful, rejuvenating sunshine. However, sunshine isn’t risk-free.
Skin and Sunshine
While the sunshine can help to boost our moods and give us a wonderful dose of vitamin D, it can also increase our risk of developing skin cancer or cataracts. So, before you head out into the sun, be sure you take extra precautions!
#1 Wear a Hat & Sunglasses
To protect yourself from harmful UV rays, be sure to wear a hat and sunglasses when spending time in the sunny outdoors. This will help provide natural protection from overexposure to sunlight.
#2 Lather on the Sunscreen!
Be sure to apply sunscreen before you go outdoors. We recommend at least 30 SPF sunscreen, but you may want to consider a higher SPF.
#3 Cover Up!
Be sure the sunscreen covers everything that your clothes don’t cover, which means the bald spots, too! If you can’t apply sunscreen yourself to certain areas, such as your back, be sure to ask for help. If that’s not an option, wear light and breezy clothing that covers these vulnerable areas.
#4 Moisturize Often
As we age, our skin becomes drier. Help protect your skin by applying moisturizer daily or twice daily. Many people enjoy using a daily moisturizer with a light SPF, too, which can provide added protection.
#5 Cloudy Days Matter, Too!
While UV exposure may be riskier during the summer, we can still be exposed to harmful UV rays during the summer, too. Be sure to wear a light SPF on cloudy days, too.
True Blue Summer
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