Sun Protection Tips for Summer
Laying out on a beach, swimming and enjoying the sun rays. The water is nice and warm. The views are marvelous. Well, it sounds like an incredibly relaxing way to spend a summer’s day, and – of course – any holiday on the coast is accompanied by a beautiful golden tan. But not without proper sun protection tips!
Sun is one of nature’s most healing agents. It destroys bacteria, helps prevent infections, and has lots of mood-lifting benefits. Sunbathing is an effective, non-drug option for increasing serotonin, one of the body’s major neurotransmitters. Your body is able to produce its own vitamin D from direct sunlight.
On the other hand, sun exposure is responsible for most of the visible aging of your skin, causing dark spots, premature skin aging, wrinkling, sags, skin cancer, and many other skin changes. We want to avoid sun damage anyway.
UV Rays, Friend or Foe?
UVA and UVB rays are the main skin-damaging components of sunlight. While UVB helps you to produce Vitamin D, it is also responsible for skin burning and causes tanning. UVA penetrates deeper into the skin, plays a greater role in premature skin aging, causing more long-term changes to your complexion such as wrinkles and sun spots. UV rays damage the DNA of skin cells. Skin cancers start when this damage affects the DNA of genes that control skin cell growth.
To help prevent damaged complexion and skin cancer, apply generous amounts of SPF 30 (or higher) sunscreen for everyday protection.
How to Protect your Complexion from Sun Damage
We all need sun protection, regardless of our skin type. Here are some general tips that everyone should abide by:
- Wear a hat
- Use proper sunglasses
- Avoid the sun when it is strong, cover up
- Apply proper sunscreen every day
- Don’t use essential oils, toilet waters, and creams based on mineral oil
- Use a natural after-sun relief
If you have excuses, like you’re afraid the sunscreen will break you out, you don’t have to worry anymore. Choose natural option that isn’t formulated with skin-irritating fragrances or synthetic dyes. A suitable sunscreen not only protects but pampers your complexion.
What Are the Characteristics of a Good Sunscreen
- It is easy to apply
- No unpleasant or artificial smell
- Great for use on body, and safe for face too
- A proper sunscreen should be mineral oil, paraben and fragrance free
Thanks to all the recent innovation in sun protection, there are many reliable products available that are highly effective, fall into the highest category for water resistance and have a sensible SPF 30+ (or higher) rating.
How to Heal Sun Damaged Complexion
Can sun damage be reversed? In some cases, yes. Here are the steps:
- Treat your brown spots
- Apply Vitamin C serum
- Moisturise, moisturize and moisturize
- Supply your body with antioxidants
Don’t forget, the keyword is prevention!
Always use unrefined, organic, fair trade products. Take care of your health and our environment. Always take allergy test – if you have reaction avoid these ingredients.