How to protect your skin from the sun
Who doesn’t love a little fun in the sun? When the beach call and the pool pulls you in, stay smart and protected with all the right practices for a safe time in the sun. Every year, summers take a toll on the skin. The scorching heat, pollution, humidity, et. all, wipes it off the natural glow and sometimes, invites infections.The sun can have damaging effects on your skin, which is why we need to do our best to protect it. Anyone can develop skin cancer. The person’s skin pigment indicates they are to sustain injury from UV rays.If you notice same changes in your skin, such as a new growth, a sore that doesn’t heal, a change in the appearance of a mole,than talk to your doctor.
Summer is the season that worries me most and not because of the bugs. Ultraviolet sun rays can wreak your skin.Unprotected sun exposure and sunburns increase your risk of skin cancers such as squamous and basal cell carcinomas as well as melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. In one recent study, 42 percent of all individuals reported getting sunburned at least once a year. It’s probably one of the easiest ways to prevent millions of cases of cancer each year—sunscreen. A recent study showed that just 14% of men and 30% of women regularly put sunscreen on their faces and other exposed skin before heading outside for more than an hour.
So what do you need to know about protecting your skin from the sun??? To avoid all these hassles and to keep your skin radiating like before and to keep your skin young and healthy.
Here are easy-peasy tips you can follow and how to protect your skin from the sun:
1.Take a Cool Shower :
Salt water and chlorine droplets on the skin can increase the sun’s rays and dehydrate it. Have a cool shower when you get home which will help to cool down the skin instantly.
2.Water, Water Everywhere :
Make water your best friend. It may sound simple but drink plenty or at least 8 glasses of water, both during your time out in the sun and later on in the evening. If possible, carry a water bottle with you and remember to drink at least once every 30 min. It is good for your health . Water not only helps you feel fresh, but super important when re-hydrating your skin and will help wash out a lot of toxins.
3.Eat red and orange foods :
Eat red and orange foods like tomatoes and orange peppers which contain the antioxidants lycopene and beta-carotene,respectively. These tasty vegetables offer natural protection from the sun, and may help repair cells after sun damage, so grill some at your next barbecue. Just grill in moderation. Grilling, frying, and roasting can produce compounds called advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in the foods we eat. These advanced glycation end products damage the protein collagen, which may lead to wrinkles and contribute to skin aging. When you grill lemon juice or vinegar and add herbs and spices like ginger, cinnamon, sage, marjoram, tarragon, and rosemary, to reduce AGE formation.
Here’s a tip many folks will enjoy drink a glass of red wine. Red wine contains resveratrol, a compound that activates antiaging sirtuins. Sirtuins are proteins that block certain biological processes that contribute to aging. Plus, resveratrol is a phytoestrogen , an estrogen like hormone in plants that may increase collagen and hydrate the skin. While more research is warranted, studies suggest that resveratrol may offer potent antiaging benefits.
4.Protect Your Pout :
The sun’s rays are drying on the delicate lip tissue. For this use a lip balm or lipstick that contains sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. To comfort and protect your lips by using a hydrating balm with aloe vera and reapply regularly when outdoors. Keeps lips hydrated with a blend of reparative natural waxes and coconut oil protect the lips and create a protective barrier, while stabilized aloe vera and allantoin nourish and soothe.
5.Go for minimal make-up :
During summers less make-up is best. Under the intolerant sun, natural looks are best. If you intend to use foundation then also apply face powder with SPF to avoid patchy skin. To protect your lips always use a gloss or a lip balm with an SPF 15 to make your lips fresher. Eye make is something which should be very much avoided in summers.
6.Smooth Operator and Exfoliate your body:
The ground rule of basic skincare is to exfoliate your skin. Your body sheds skin cells at an amazing rate every minute of every day. If you don’t get rid of patch skin, they’ll just set in on your skin making you look dull and dry. No matter how much lotion you use, you’re never going to have glowing skin if you don’t exfoliate. Grab a body scrub and hit the shower. Gently rub your exfoliator in circular movements on your entire body from the shoulders down (you’ll want a facial exfoliator for your face and neck) and rinse clean. Continue to do this 2-3 times a week for year. Daily exfoliating routine is your next best bet in the quest for softer, smoother, clearer, beautiful skin. Exfoliating cleansers lift and wash away dead skin cells and clean out your pores.
7.Hydrate your body with a lotion and creams :
Find a summery lotion that you won’t forget to apply to your skin. It’s time to pack away your thick winter body butters for more light summery lotions. You don’t have time to wait for your lotion to sink in, so look for something light fast absorbing. Gels and purees are perfect fast absorbers. Nothing spells summer more than a light refreshing fruity lotion. Make sure you apply right after you dry off from your shower. You need to seal in the moisture your body just soaked in.
You never underestimate the power of cosmetic creams. Look for a cream with biopeptides: One study found that a product containing a yeast biopeptide increased skin hydration, reduced pigmentation, and improved skin texture in after just few weeks. Also look for creams containing peptide fragments or the newer stabilized, which improves your skin’s appearance by stimulating collagen and elastin production, thereby reversing fine lines and wrinkles.
8.Summer glow :
You have so many choices when it comes to adding a little summer tint to your skin, and the tanning bed shouldn’t be one of them. Using a sunless tanner will give your skin a beautiful start to summer. Even if you’re not a fan of sunless tanners all over your body, you can happily use them on your face. If you alternate your facial moisturizer with one that builds a bit of colour, you’ll have a healthy glow that will make it look as though you just spent the weekend on the beach. Most facial tanners build colour gradually, by alternating with your regular moisturiser; you’ll never get too dark.
9.Easy On The Eyes :
You have many options for protecting your skin while outdoors in the sun, including protecting your eyes and the skin around your eyes by wearing sunglasses. The summer elements can be particularly harsh on the skin around the eyes. Sunglasses with lenses that have 99% to 100% UV absorption provide optimal protection for the eyes and the surrounding skin.
10.Bounce Back From Your Burn :
Hydrate and protect skin and lips after exposure to the sun. same ingredients help moisturize and sooth skin, along with provide extra nourishment and comfort for dry irritated skin caused by dry air, sunburn, tiredness and pollution.
11.Don’t forget your feet :
Winter boots have long since been packed away; it’s sandal season . Either go or get a pedicure , or give yourself an at-home pedicure. You scrub off the dead dry skin to reveal your sandal ready feet. Nothing is worse than seeing dull dry feet inside cute sandals. It doesn’t have to be a big ordeal. Keep a foot scrub and file in your shower and scrub your feet a few times a week. You’ll notice a big difference in the softness of your feet.
12.Look for a summery polish :
Use a bold polish for your toes. Toe nails can be painted a much bolder colour than you would usually put on your fingernails. Pick out something that screams summer. Polish tends to stay on your toes much longer than your hands because you don’t abuse your toe nails like you do your finger nails. Apply a clear base coat, two applications of colour and a clear top coat to protect. Go barefoot or put on your flip-flops for at least a couple hours to make sure your polish won’t dent.
13.Use shade :
Reduce your risk of skin damage and skin cancer by seeking shade under an umbrella, tree, or other shelter when the sun’s rays are strongest, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. But don’t rely on the shade alone. You still need to remember to use protective measures, like sunscreen and protective clothing, when you’re outside.