March 30, 2024

The Health Chronicles

Getting the best for your body

Cover up with the coming sun

1 min read
sunscreen at the beach

Sunny summer days can be glorious and a couple of straightforward measures can help you appreciate them while reducing the chance of damaging your skin.

Always wear it when you are out (even on cloudy days) and opt for one with active substances like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. All these are natural chemicals that sit on the surface of the skin and deflect sunlight so that UV radiation does not penetrate the skin. These active ingredients also fully reflect UVA and UVB rays and are effective immediately after application.

Sunscreen will not last all day so reapply it at least once every 2 hours when you are outside in sunlight. Try a powder SPF 30+ if you do not wish to keep applying a liquid formula.

Apply some C. Employ a vitamin C serum under your everyday sunscreen. The antioxidant properties of vitamin C help combat free radicals and damage due to UV radiation.

Keep hydrated indoors and out. Contain a hydrating serum or moisturizer in your skin-care regimen and make sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day (or more if you’re outside and perspiration ).

Top off it. Consider wearing sun-protective clothes with UPF factor 50 to guard all sun-exposed areas of the body if you’re working outside for prolonged amounts of time.

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