Summer is here! The sun is out, the sky is clear, and after isolating, spending time outside is all we truly want.
Soaking up some sun can surely make us happier and help our bodies produce vitamin D. However, sunlight can be harmful to your skin, from accelerating aging signs to causing diseases. Read more about it here.
At APoEM, we care about your skin as much as you do. It’s necessary to stay protected all year long, but even more through summer. Follow these tips to stay safe under the sun!
At this point, we think everyone should know how important it is to wear sunscreen every day, but we will remind you once again. Even on cloudy days, apply a good layer of at least SPF 30 sunblock. Remember to re-apply when necessary!
The sun is more intense between 10 and 14hs. If you must be outside at this time, avoid staying under direct sunlight and use protective clothing.
On to that point, certain clothes or materials are more resistant to UVA and UVB rays. Hats are your best friend, even when it’s not a bad hair day! Sunglasses can also protect the sensitive skin around your eyes.
Making healthy lifestyle choices is always advisable, not only when staying protected during the summer.
A good habit to adopt is to check your skin regularly. Perform mole checks and look for any changes on freckles or birthmarks.
Avoid using tanning beds. These may seem like a safer option, but they produce UVA rays that are just as harmful.
As always, maintain a complete skincare routine that adapts to your needs. Keep in mind that your skin’s necessities change with the weather. During summer, it is best to use a mild cleanser and daily moisturizer.
When taking care of your family, protect children according to their age. Kids under six months shouldn’t wear sunscreen, cover them with shade and clothing.
Let’s all stay protected and enjoy this summer outdoors, without any worries!