Summer is here and everyone is eager to get out in the sun. But there are some safety precautions that shouldn’t be taken lightly. These precautions keep your skin healthy, glowing and feeling great all summer long.
Drink plenty of water!
We have shared this one before but it is very important to stay hydrated. With the outdoor heat, you are more likely to dehydrate faster than when you are indoors. It seems like the amount of water we should drink daily changes based on the studies done but the most recent one is drinking half of your weight in ounces. Staying hydrated helps make sure that you have enough energy to be outside during the day and party all night!
SPF! SPF! SPF!
Not just once a day, reapply multiple times! The sun’s rays are very strong, so if you are going to be outside for any short or long periods of time, you have to put on SPF to help your skin stay healthy and moisturized. If you don’t want to put SPF on your face because you have makeup on then you’re in luck! Most foundations, whether liquid or powder, have SPF so you can reapply your makeup and take care of your skin at the same time. There are also blushes and lip balms/stains with SPF!
Put on a hat!
Put on sunglasses! Not only are hats and sunglasses super CHIC for summer, it also helps protect you! The hat obviously protects your head but most importantly it helps you from burning your scalp, neck and even part of your face. Obviously, it’s really difficult and probably a bad idea to put SPF on your scalp, so your best option is to block out those rays by putting on a hat. The sunglasses help keep you from squinting all the time, which potentially causes wrinkles. So not only do sunglasses protect your eyes from the UV rays but it also keeps you from squinting and using your hands as a visor!
When in doubt, Aloe Vera!
If you have been out having a ton of fun in the sun and forgot to put on SPF that when you get home you’re burning, apply Aloe Vera to the affected regions. Aloe Vera, whether you have the lotion or the gel or even the plant itself, helps cool down the parts that are sunburned. After that, make sure you continue to apply SPF to prevent from getting more sunburns!
Time to go!
Another great tip is knowing when to be outside depending on the time of day. The sun is its strongest around lunch time, so anywhere from 11am to 3pm, but you still have to be careful throughout the day. Make sure you stay especially hydrated during that time of the day. If you’re not feeling well sit down and drink water until you’re feeling better!
As always, have a fun and healthy summer!
What do you do to keep your skin and self healthy during the summer?