Fun In The Sun, But What Does That Mean For Your Skin?
Glamies, you say “Summer Time” and my eyes start to dance. It's my favorite time of the year. Most people go on vacation, the beaches and pools are full, bike trails are bustling, you can hear the sound of laughter fill the nearby parks with children at play. What more can you ask for, this is the time that all outdoor activities are in full effect. But there is one culprit we need to be concerned with our “skin”.
Our skin is the most vulnerable when exposed to excessive time in the sun. It can cause sunburn, wrinkles, dry leathery skin, skin spots, eye damage, and even skin cancer which is the most common cancer.
What can we do to be safe and still have fun in the sun?
First finding the right sunscreen, it's recommended to use SPF 15 and above. It comes in various forms, sprays, creams, sticks, etc. Make sure you're using it according to the directions. And a common misconception is that if you have more melanin then you don't need sunscreen and we do and not just in the summertime but year-round.
You can also wear protective clothing, sunglasses, wide-brim hats, and staying out of the sun around 10-2:00 pm this is when the UV rays are the strongest. And remember to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Your skin will represent you for a long time so take care of it and it will take care of you!
Until Next Time,
XOXO, The Glamie Corner by TJ Cheeks