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How to Take Care of Your Skin When You’re Out in the Sun

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Every day, we venture outdoors to enjoy the warm weather, sunshine, and vitamin D. But before you head out into the sun, make sure to take care of your skin! 

There are a few things that you can do to take care of your skin if you are going to be out in the sun for an extended period of time, that includes:

  • Make sure that you have sunscreen on. It is important to use sunscreen with an SPF rating of at least 30, as this will provide the best protection against the sun’s harmful rays. Wear sunscreen every day, even if it’s cloudy or raining. Sunscreen will help prevent sunburn and skin cancer. 

Additionally, to make sure you’re getting the best protection possible, be sure to choose a sunscreen with an SPF. According to Endwell dermatology clinic, “higher SPFs offer more protection against both UVA and UVB rays,” but they can be harder to apply evenly and may cause some irritation. If you are using makeup or other sunscreens along with your sunscreen, make sure that they have an SPF as well so that you’re fully protected from both UVA and UVB radiation.

Applying Sunscreen Correctly: Most people know that they need to apply sunscreen every day, but few actually do it correctly. Sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before sun exposure and reapplied every two hours throughout the day. It’s also important to remember to apply sunscreen on all exposed skin – even if you’re only going for a short walk in the park.

Sunscreen is not just for people who are fair-skinned; everyone needs to use it, regardless of their skin color or Fitzpatrick Index level. If you have any questions about how to apply sunscreen correctly, don’t hesitate to ask your dermatologist or pharmacist.

  • Try to avoid being in direct sunlight for too long during peak hours – between 10 am and 2 pm – as this is when the sun’s rays are strongest. 

Staying out of the shade will help you stay healthy and safe from too much exposure to the sun’s rays.

You may also use a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors for long periods of time, especially during peak sunlight hours (10 am-2 pm). A wide brim protects your face from direct exposure to the sun and keeps you cooler in the summer months when temperatures can be very hot outside.

  • Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoiding alcohol and sugary drinks; these will dehydrate your skin further.

Staying hydrated is essential when spending time outdoors, whether it be during the day or at night. When outside in the sun, drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and avoid becoming dehydrated. 

Drink sports drinks, cold beverages such as iced tea or lemonade, and fruit juice if you are thirstier than usual. If you are going to be out at night in the heat, make sure to drink plenty of fluids before bedtime so that you do not get too thirsty during the hot summer months.

Advice On How To Keep Your Skin Healthy And Radiant 

The best way to keep your skin healthy and radiant when you are out in the sun is to always follow a dermatologist’s advice:

  1. When you are out in the sun, protect your skin with sunscreen every day, even if you are only going for a short walk or playing on the beach. Make sure that the sunscreen you use is water resistant and PA++++ (the highest rating available). Apply it generously all over your body, including your face. 
  2. Wear clothing that covers as much of your skin as possible, and avoid any UV rays that can penetrate through small openings such as eyeglasses, hats, or sunglasses. If you must take a break from protecting yourself from the sun, reapply sunscreen every two hours while indoors until sunset.

In Summary

This blog post is an excellent resource for people who are planning to go out in the sun. It covers a variety of topics including how to apply sunscreen correctly, staying hydrated, and avoiding overexposure to the sun. By following these guidelines, you will be able to enjoy your trip without worrying about your skin.

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