Every summer, we all want to soak up the sun for the rest of the year. You can enjoy the summer without damaging your skin by following a few sun protection tips.
Hats, long sleeves... Hiding your skin with clothing is a good way to protect it from the dangers of the sun. The tighter the material is woven, the better your protection will be.
Don't forget to protect your eyes. They are very sensitive to the sun. Exposure to UVA and UVB rays can contribute to developing eye diseases.
During the lunch hour, between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., the intensity of the sun’s rays is at its highest. Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun during this time of day.
UV rays cause the skin to age. These effects are not immediately visible, but the damage over time will cause the skin to lose elasticity as well as cause wrinkles and dark spots to appear.
In hot weather, proper hydration is essential.
When it comes to choosing your sunscreen, it is important to choose a sun protection factor of 30 or higher.
Extreme temperatures should be avoided to ensure the effectiveness of your sunscreen. If your car has turned into an oven in the sun and your sunscreen has been in there for several hours, it could have affected its properties and performance.
The skin of your lips is thin; they can easily burn when exposed to the sun. The sun can also cause your lips to become thinner—a sign of aging. Take care of them to keep them plump and healthy!
Let’s face it: lobster red is not a trendy colour when it comes to your skin. To avoid sunburns, remember to apply your sunscreen 30 minutes before going out and reapply it frequently during the day.
After sun exposure, especially if you get a sunburn, treat your skin with a good after-sun product to help it heal.
Not all sunscreens are created equal. For complete protection, choose a product that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
During heat waves or particularly hot days, rest. Excessive exertion can quickly lead to heat stroke. Your body will no longer be able to cool itself and will overheat.
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