Oh, that wonderful summer sun. After months spent indoors, the sun feels like a warm kiss on the skin. It warms us up from the inside out and makes us feel energized and refreshed. With all the good that the sun can bring, it also brings some danger. The sun is powerful, and its harmful effects can make a big impact on our overall health, especially for our skin. To protect your skin all summer long, check out these five easy tips for skin health and maintenance.
Get Serious With Sunscreen
We all know this tip, and yet we still ignore it. The sun can be good for you, but too much is really bad for your skin. It can cause minor inconveniences such as age spots and premature wrinkles, and it can also cause serious problems such as skin cancer. It’s a big deal. Put sunscreen on every morning and reapply all day long. Make sure to pay attention to exposed skin such as the face, hands, neck, and ears.
It might be hot out, but it’s still important to stay covered up. Buy some light layers, and don’t leave the house without them. Sunglasses, hats, and sheer wraps should be essential items in your bag. With layers, you can put them on when needed and take them off when it’s too hot. It’s an easy and comfortable way to protect your skin long-term.
Moisturizer keeps the skin soft and supple. It’s a way to ward off wrinkles, age spots, and scaly dry skin. Moisturize in the morning, and reapply multiple times throughout the day. To make it easier, buy a moisturizer that goes hand in hand with your sunscreen, and apply both at the same time to make it routine.
Find the Shade
We all want a good summer tan, so sitting in the direct sun might seem like a good idea. If you want to do that for small spurts of time, great. But, as often as you can, find the shade. This will protect your skin, keep your core temperature down, and still allow you to enjoy the great outdoors during the hot summer months.
Check Your Problem Spots
If you have a spot that suddenly pops up out of nowhere or begins to change, get it checked by a professional. One of the worst things that you can do is wait it out. A doctor can take a look, advise you about whether or not it’s a worry spot, and give you guidance about how to proceed. They can also help you protect your skin for a lifetime of beauty and health.
The sun is a fun and exciting part of summer, but it can be dangerous if not handled with caution. To protect your skin without ruining your good time, use these simple tips. By making these a part of your regular routine, you may help to keep your skin, appearance, and overall health moving in the right direction for a lifetime.
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