Summer is a time when family members spend a lot of time outdoors, at the beach, the park, hiking, camping, and fishing. You name it, there are plenty of outdoor activities that keep you outside for hours on end during the summer months.
Keep hydrated: It is extremely important to keep your skin and body properly hydrated. Drinking 8-8 glasses of water throughout the day is one way to hydrate your skin. This will prevent damage and help detoxify your body.
Cover: Cover your face and the areas most exposed to the sun. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses whenever possible, and cover your arms and legs.
Protect: Sunscreen is your best friend on those days when you spend several hours in the sun. Apply sunscreen before going outdoors and reapply every 2 hours you are in the sun. Wear sunscreen with a high SPF of 30 or higher to help block harmful UV rays.
Prevent premature aging: UV rays cause premature aging of the skin. Some of the signs include wrinkles, brown spots, and rough, dull skin. UV rays strip the top layer of skin, which can lead to inflammation, produce reactive oxygen molecules that slow the growth of healthy skin cells, and destroy the body’s ability to naturally produce collagen and elastin.
Hydrate: Because sun exposure can thin your skin over time, it’s important to moisturize your skin daily. Using a natural moisturizer will help keep your skin healthy by providing it with the nutrients it needs to fight damage from the sun and other environmental elements like snow and wind.
It is important to protect the eye area as the skin around this area is thin and will thin faster when exposed to harsh conditions. Use eye cream around this area every day to make sure it stays moist. An eye cream with natural ingredients will work better and will not cause more damage to the skin.
Natural products: Using skin care products that contain vitamins C and E will help work with sunscreen to prevent damage. Vitamins C and E will give you an extra boost of antioxidants to fight free radicals and help reverse sun damage.
Remember that some amount of sun exposure is good as it will provide your body with the necessary vitamin D. However, limit your sun exposure to 15-minute intervals before 10:00 am and after 2:00 pm By limiting your exposure, you will prevent melanoma. which is a form of skin cancer.
To keep your skin healthy, drink plenty of water every day, limit the amount of time you spend in the sun each day, wear a high SPF sunscreen and reapply it every 2 hours, and use natural moisturizer and eye cream to delay the signs of aging and help your skin stay healthy.