Hey, Summer Lovers!
With spring in full swing, our excitement for the summer season grows in anticipation! We all love fun in the sun, but along with spending our long, active days in the sunny outdoors comes the responsibility of good skin care. It may not be a fun subject, but I’m not bringing up skin cancer just to scare you; it’s a real issue that can be greatly reduced with the regular use of sunscreen.
Unfortunately those beautiful days of sun showers also bring harmful UV rays that come pelting down on the earth’s surface as well as your skin. Fun in the sun can certainly result in an unpleasant experience if you aren’t careful to protect yourself against these beautiful, but dangerous rays. And that’s why I’m raising awareness in observance of today—National Sunscreen Day.
To further your knowledge of responsible skincare, here are some helpful pointers to keep the burns off your back (and the rest of your body as well!):
The Waterproof Goof
While some sunscreens will boast a resistance to water for anywhere from 40 to 80 minutes, even the most water-resistant sunscreen should be reapplied regularly, because of the undoing as a result of sweat, water, and drying off with a towel. No sunscreen is actually waterproof.
Keep Things Chill
Just the same as you would handle your medication or a bottle of nail polish, keep your sunscreen out of conditions of extreme heat. Exposure to such conditions can greatly degrade the active ingredients in sunscreen.
The Sunscreen Diet
You are what you eat! Did you know that certain foods can act like sunscreen from the inside? Of course, you’ll still want to wear sunscreen, but you can aid your protection by eating such fruits as watermelon, guava, grapefruit, and tomatoes as well as vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, and dark chocolate (yes, chocolate is a vegetable).
In closing, be sure to bring along your sunscreen so you can have your fun in the sun while supplying yourself and applying yourself with the proper skin protection. Get a close look at the sunscreen options available on our website by clicking here and, as always, thanks for reading!