Defend Yourself this Summer with Sunscreen
As summer temperatures rise, people across the country are heading outdoors to enjoy the beautiful weather. Some folks take their children out to the park, while others head off into the forest for camping, while others still head to the beach to enjoy the water. While the temperatures beckon us all outdoors, it’s crucial to remember how imperative sunscreen is during this time of year.
San Diego facial rejuvenation skin care professionals are reminding individuals to regularly apply a broad spectrum water-resistant sunscreen of SPF 30 or more. This will keep their skin healthy, while also preventing any possible sun damage.
Having grown up in a culture that knows about melanoma and skin damage caused by the sun, adults must be reminded for putting on sunscreen. And it bears repeating. It’s also important for parents to teach their children how to stay sun safe as well, while also insuring that they are well-protected from harmful UV rays. This is important, as most sun exposure happens to an individual before they turn 18. If not careful, a person can develop skin cancer, which now happens to one in five people.
In order for individuals to have healthy skin, it’s important to know skin safety education. By knowing how the sun’s UV rays can affect the skin, a person can fight back with the use of regular sunscreen application. This can significantly lower the chance of an individual developing skin cancer or premature aging to their skin.
Signs of premature skin aging include:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Age spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Uneven skin texture
Implementing solar protection can help ward off premature skin aging.
Not just any sunscreen will do when defending against sun damage. As a matter of fact, most folks have found that their bodies will need a different type of sunscreen than what they would use on their faces, as the skin is different. What is important, regardless of where the sunscreen is used, is its sun protection factor (SPF) – the factor should be 30, at a minimum. In addition, the sunscreen should also broad spectrum and water resistant, which allows for more durability.
Sunscreen should also be applied approximately ten to 20 minutes before heading outside, and should be reapplied every two hours, in the shade if possible. To add protection, folks should wear wide-brimmed hats to shade them, sunglasses, and reapply more sunscreen after being in the water.
Beyond this, there are sunscreens that have additional value to them, and can help in other areas, such as helping with fine lines and wrinkles. Others can be tinted, which gives a healthy glow to a person’s skin.
Sunscreen should not just be worn on days spent completely outdoors, either. To truly have a complete sun-safe experience, one should put on sunscreen every morning, even when it’s overcast or gloomy outside. This will make the task of putting on extra sunscreen during the summer significantly easier, and the job of taking care of one’s skin will be much simpler, as well.