Summer may be on its way out. But that is no reason NOT to take care of your skin. Unless you live in Alaska, we ALL have to deal with the sun daily. With that in mind I thought I would write up an article that will help you protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays while still enjoying everything the day has to offer.
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE being outside. It is one of my favorite places to be. However, I hate the heat and the sun is NOT my friend. I am crazy fair skinned (I mean glow in the dark fair), which means I burn easily. For those of you out there like me this article will become your daily go to and if you are that person who never burns (I am so jealous) you should still implement these tools to prevent any long-term skin damage.
How to Protect Your Skin Under the Hot, Summer Sun
When you’re planning to be out in the sun, it’s important to know that the sun’s rays can harm your skin. To avoid this damage, it would be a good idea to find a practical means of protecting it, but how can you do that? Researchers have devised a number of ways for you to protect your skin while it’s in direct sunlight. The following article will share a few ideas on how to protect your skin while you’re out in the summer sun. When all else fails, always wear sunscreen even with limited exposure planned for the sun.
Wear A Big Sun Hat
This stylish and popular beach item can help you to keep your face and head protected. When the sun makes your shadow is shorter than you, the sun is at its highest point in the sky, and sunburns can result easily if you are exposed to it directly. A sun hat can protect your skin by shading your face and head, but it won’t be able to give you much coverage other than that. This will leave your shoulders, back, stomach, and legs exposed, so it would be good to use it alongside another method of protection.
Use A Beach Umbrella
This one is simple and effective. Buying a beach umbrella is inexpensive and can provide shade for more than one person depending on which size you choose. When you need a break from sitting in the sun, you can simply run and get under your beach umbrella. The only drawback of the beach umbrella, is that it won’t protect you from the ultraviolet radiation being reflected by the sand around you. In order to give your skin better protection, other methods of protection are needed.
Try A Type of Sunscreen
The best way to protect your skin is to wear sunscreen. This is a specially formulated liquid that can block and protect your skin from ultraviolet radiation that penetrates the skin when you are in direct sunlight. If you are being very active is a good idea to reapply your sunscreen so that you are making sure that it is working at its most optimal level to protect you. If you are swimming or sweating heavily then it is recommended that you apply it to your skin every 45 minutes to an hour. Keeping up with this practice will protect your skin from cancers could develop without its use.
Even when taking precautions and trying all of the amazing tips we suggest the sun can sometimes be to strong. Here is a little natural remedy that we suggest if your skin gets a little pink:
SANDALWOOD AND ALOE SUNBURN MIXTURE
- 1- 2 drops of Doterra Sandalwood essential oil
- 2 drops Doterra Lavender oil
- 1 drop of Doterra Turmeric essential oil (since it has good antiseptic properties & helps balance skin pigmentation)
- 2 TBSP of Aloe Vera Gel
Mix all together. Apply the mixture gently to the affected skin for immediate relief.
I hope this article helps you stay safe while enjoying nature at its finest. If there is any thing you would like me to cover or if you have any questions be sure to leave a comment below or contact me directly via email at [email protected]. Have fun!