How to protect your skin in summer?
Here are expert tips to keep you sun-savvy and protected.
Becoming smart about your sun protection is sometimes the difference between getting burned or not. Your skin needs a protection from the sun in summers or protect your skin in summer.
Here are the key ways to protect and care for your summer skin.
1. Smart prevention.
Everyone use sunscreen to prevent sun damage, premature ageing, skin cancer and sunburn.
The best way to select a sunscreen is to look for the keywords broad spectrum, UVA, and UVB protection.
Sunscreens like Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30, Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Moisturizer with SPF 30 Broad Spectrum and Aveeno Protect + Hydrate; Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 all get the job done.
2. Effective application.
Most people only apply 25-50 per cent of the amount of sunscreen they should.
Dermatologists say the amount you need is roughly one-ounce, or enough to fill a shot glass, of course, this could vary depending on your body size.
Applying a quarter-sized amount of sunscreen evenly across all areas of your face, ears and neck.
They cover the centre of the face, but not the periphery.
So you see burns on the sides of the face, along with the hairline, and that’s actually where you end up seeing a lot of skin cancer.
3. Be sun smart.
Prevent burning by knowing how to get sun in the right way and the right time.
For the best possible protection avoid mid-day sun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., wearing a hat and sunglasses and seeking shade when you can.
And also, reapplying sunscreen every two hours is the key and as you probably know, you will need to apply more often if you swim or sweat it off.
4. If you get burned, stay away from the sun.
Also avoid putting ice on your burn, as it can worsen it.
Rather, take a cold shower and if required take an oral anti-inflammatory or pain reliever.
For topical pain treatment, an over-the-counter cortisone cream.
And for pesky peeling skin, a healing moisturizing cream.
These are some tips which will help you to protect your skin in summer.