How To Prevent Sun Damage
Beauty is skin deep, so is sun damage. The sun can damage your skin beyond your imagination. There is much beyond that tan which you have accumulated since the past few years.. Dermatologists say that prolonged exposure to sunlight not only causes painful sunburn, but also causes brown spots, red, scaly spots, drying and wrinkling skin and, worst of all, skin cancer.
It is not exactly possible for the women of today to stay indoors between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., when the sun’s burning rays are the strongest. So what basic things we can exactly do to reduce or rather prevent our skin from getting sun damaged? Lets us see…
Sunscreen protects your skin against the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Ultraviolet rays include UVA and UVB. UVA mostly causes aging and wrinkles and UVB mostly causes sunburn. The worst part is both of them contribute to skin cancer. So wear your SPF lotion at least 15 minutes before going out in the sun. It is a must. Don’t cheat. Make sure to use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or above.
Don’t forget wear SPF on cloudy days; as you can still get burned because ultraviolet light can penetrate cloud cover.
Cover the exposed hands in cotton gloves and also cover your face with scarf if possible. “Clothing made of dark, tightly woven material absorbs ultraviolet light better than cotton fabrics in lighter shades. Dry fabrics offer more protection than wet ones.” says The Skin Cancer Foundation.
Wear hat to protect the skin on your face, ears, and neck from the sun.
Choose a hat with at least 2 to 3 inch brim all around to protect the skin on your face, ears, and neck from the sun. Skin experts say a 2 inch can reduce the risk of sun damage by 10%.
Protect your eyes
One of the first areas to show the signs of aging. Sunglasses help shield the skin around your eyes from skin-aging UV rays. Opt for oversized glasses, they provide best sun protection to the delicate skin around your eyes. Opt for a pair clearly labeled to block UV rays. And also don’t forget to use sunscreen around your eyes.
Don’t neglect your lips. Remember they can get sun burned and get aged too. So wear a lip product with SPF in it.
A warmed up complexion might sound something interesting and fun. Experts say that healthy tan is nothing but a myth. So avoid tanning beds and give up the idea of getting tanned. It is not exactly a very good idea.
So these are the things you can do to prevent sun damage.
Let us know what you do to prevent sun damage.
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