It’s finally June! School’s out, vacation vibe is in, which means days by the beach and pool.
Sounds good to me! Except for the sun part because of all the problems the intense sunlight can bring…
- Sun burn
- Skin aging
- Sun spots
- Skin cancer
Its also important to recognize that even if you aren’t outdoors, just by being in direct sunlight, you are still at risk for sun inflicted damage. Think about this while you are driving, or sipping a cold drink inside your house but near a window.
Check out this picture from one of the most recognized and respected medical journals. Its shows a truck driver that had his left face exposed to the sun for years while driving.
Scary isn’t it! This poor guy was just doing his job and probably didn’t realize the damage he was causing to himself. Make sure you practice sun safety, so this does not happen to you. Below are tips for you to stay safe in the sun.
- Limit your time in the sun- Don’t go out from 10AM to 2PM. I know this is good beach time, but the sun rays are the most intense at this time.
- Wear clothing that covers exposed skin – long sleeve shirts, pants, hats, sunglasses etc.
- SPF is your best friend! – Always apply it. Get an SPF of at least 30. Make sure your product says “Broad Spectrum” which means it will protect against both UVA and UVB rays.
- Keep reapplying SPF lotion. Its not really waterproof.
- No hair? Wear a hat!
You may be thinking “How am I going to look fashionable though?” I think the same thing – partly the reason for writing this blog!
Here are some tips:
-Honestly, don’t go out when its sun prime time. It’s just not worth it.
-Buy yourself chic sunglasses (with UV protection of course!) and pair it with a cute, oversized hat.
She is clearly not at the beach, but this style apparently works elsewhere!
-Wear your coverup!
Have fun but stay safe. No party is worth wrinkles when you are older. Be chic and be smart. Lather up and cover up!
Let me know if you have any comments or suggestions!