Summers call for us to visit pools, beaches, water parks, etc., and people eagerly wait to get a nice tan on the body. But being exposed to the flaring sun can cause sunburn. That’s why we have listed few essential points for you to know about using sunscreen.
Too much exposure to the sun may cause severe and painful problems like heat stroke, pre-mature wrinkles, and skin cancer. UV rays are very harmful during summer days. If possible, you should try to stay indoors, after 12 or 12:30 pm, as the hot wind blew and the sun is on the top.
However, if it is necessary to go out, there are a few things you should always carry, like; water bottle, lip balm, cap, sunglasses, scarf, umbrella, and the most crucial sunblock.
Now, always consider buying a sunscreen of broad-spectrum like SPF 30 or SPF 50. It means that your sunblock should be able to protect the skin from both types of UV rays, i.e., UVA & UVB. Remember that if you are buying a water-resistant sunscreen, it works for only 40 to 80 minutes before you have to reapply it.
People often forget to apply tanning lotion or sunblock on their hands, feet, neck, etc. So, you should be attentive while applying sunblock because if you missed even a teeny bit of a spot, it could cost you many problems.
It would be best if you also consider that instead of putting a lot of makeup in the gusty weather, you opt for a tinted sunscreen or moisturizer. Using a tinted sunblock will like feeding two birds with a scone, as your face will be protected and your skin tone will be even.
As much as a sunblock can help you protect yourself from the UV rays, you cannot be entirely dependent on them. Along with it, use other methods to heal & protect your skin.
Like, whenever you go out on a hot day, prefer to wear long sleeves and pants, so that your skin doesn’t come in contact with the sun. Also, light-colored clothes are a good reflector of heat and keep you cool.
You can use aloe vera gel, glycerin, rose water, shea butter, coconut oil to moisturize, cool, and hydrate your skin.
If you don’t know what sunscreen is suitable for your skin or are looking for sunblock for your children, then consult with a dermatologist beforehand; otherwise, you or your babies could have rashes or itchiness by using the wrong product.
Remember, while stepping out, apply sunscreen correctly, and carry it in your bag always. It will help you to tolerate the summer heat calmly.