6 Top Tips For Staying Safe In The Sun

The summer is here and with it comes rays of the blazing hot sun. For many that will mean flocking to beaches, gardens, and parks and lounging in the sun hoping to get a deep, rich, even tan. But spending time in the sun can severely damage your skin and can lead to cancer. 
So how do you enjoy the sun, and protect your skin at the same time? Here are six top tips for staying safe in the sun. 

Use Sunscreen 
In just 15 minutes, UV rays from the sun can burn and damage your skin. This is why it is important to use sunscreen to protect your skin, even if you are just going out in the sun for a few minutes. You should look at using a higher factor suncream to make sure that you block out as much of the sun’s UV rays. You could also enhance your coverage with the use of skin treatment that includes sunscreen.

Wear Protective Clothing
You may see the sun being out as a great reason to shed the layers of clothing and wear something a little smaller. However, if you want to protect your skin, you should think about covering your skin up. Wear some lightweight, loose-fitting clothes that cover as much of your body as possible.Wearing a hat will be helpful too. Not only will a peak on your hat stop the sun from getting in your eyes, but it will also stop your scalp from burning in the sun. 

Wear Sunglasses
UV rays can severely damage your eyesight. If you look at the sun, it could lead to blindspots forming on your eyes. Wear a good quality pair of sunglasses that have a high UV rating. 

Limit Your Time In The Sun 
Make sure that you spend as little time in the sun as possible. Wherever you can, stay in the shade. You should especially avoid being in the exposed sun between late morning and around 4 pm as the sun will be at its highest point around this time. If you do need to go out into the sun, make sure that you are well covered up, have sunscreen on, and are wearing sunglasses. 

Don’t Go Out Of Your Way To Get A Tan
You might want to get a deep all-over tan that looks great. But ask yourself is the risk of skin cancer worth it? Don’t go out of your way to get a suntan. If you want to get the perfect tan, consider getting a fake tan for a risk-free tan. 

Get To Know Your Own Skin 
It is important that you get to know your skin. That way, you will be able to spot the changes that the sun may cause such as the appearance of moles or the thinning of your skin in places. You can learn about your skin by moisturizing it often. This will help you know how your skin feels and how it looks.

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