How to Avoid Sun Damages to Your Skin

Summer is at its prime and it’s getting hotter and hotter by the day! And the hotter it gets outside, the more we see damages to our health caused by the sun. True, the sun also has a lot of benefits such as providing us with Vitamin D. But it can also cause severe damages to our skin and health and we must do what we can in order to avoid those damages. Here’s a few tips to help you avoid sun damages to your skin.

What Damages the Sun Can Cause?

The sun is a source of heat and light. The UV light can cause a severe damage to our skin. It can heat it, it can burn it (in different degreases), and it can eventually lead to serious skin’s diseases, such as skin cancer. The heat of the sun can get so hot, that it can dry us up quickly. That can lead to severe headaches, sunstroke, dehydration and even death. Thankfully, we can enjoy the sun but still protect ourselves from it and avoid such damages.

How to Avoid Sun Damages

First thing is first – if you spend hours every single day exposed to direct sunlight, the danger is high and you may won’t be able to totally avoid its damages but you can significantly reduce the risks of such damages. So, what you want to do is try to reduce your direct exposure to the sun. You can do so by staying in shaded areas or choose to do things indoor rather than outside. You can also choose wisely your time outdoors and avoid going out during the hottest hours which is around noon (somewhere between 12 to 2 pm). You can use high quality of sunscreen with high UVA protection that suits your type of skin in order to increase your skin’s protection. You can drink a lot of water in order to avoid dehydration and keep your body hydrated and cool as possible.

Extra Attention

Additional things to remember – kids and pets tend to suffer faster from extreme heat, so pay extra attention to them and avoid taking them on an outdoor activity during the hottest hours of the day. Sunscreen tends to wear off after swimming so make sure you reapply sunscreen after swimming and sit in the shade in general, as your body has been exposed to direct sun while you were in the water.