Millions of people around the world spent each year trillions of dollars on cosmetic products that promise to provide a healthy and youthful skin, lighten age spots, and even cure acne problems. While the simplest and cheapest way to keep your skin healthy and youthful is to stay out of the sun as much as possible.
Sunlight is one of the major causes of wrinkles, dryness, and age spots. Although nothing can totally undo sun damage but to protect you from sun.
Here are five useful tips to safeguard yourself from the harmful results of the sun.
1. Protective Wearing
A hat with a wide brim shades which can cover your neck, ears, eyes, and head. Look for sunglasses which blocks nearly 99 to 100 percent of the sun rays. Wear loose, lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and long pants or long skirts when go out in the sun.
2. Skin Test
Keep an eye on any visible changes in the size, shape, color, or feel of birthmarks, moles, and spots. If you find any important changes that worry you, consult with the doctor. According to the American Academy of Dermatologists it is suggested that older, fair-skinned people should have a yearly skin check by a dermatologist as part of a regular medical checkup.
3. Keep Away from Tanning
It is advisable by the doctors to avoid tanning and not to use sunlamps and tanning beds, as well as tanning pills and tanning makeup. Because tanning pills have a color additive that turns your skin orange after you take them. The FDA has approved this color additive only for food coloring and not for tanning the skin. Tanning products will not protect your skin from the sun.
4. Apply Sunscreen
The sunscreens rated in strength according to a sun protection factor (SPF), which can range from 2 to 30 or even higher. The higher the number the longer will be the protection you will get. Try to buy products with an SPF number of 15 or higher. Also check for products whose label says: broad spectrum (which means they protect against both types of harmful sun rays (UVA and UVB) and water resistant (which will stay on your skin longer, even if you get wet or sweat a lot). Also remember to reapply the lotion as needed.
5. Keep out of the sun
It is advisable to stay out of the sun especially between 10 ‘o clock morning till 3 ’o clock afternoon because this is when the sun’s UV rays are strongest and even these harmful rays pass through clouds. These UV radiations also can pass through water, so if you are enjoying on beach or in outdoor swimming pool then you are not safe.