Summer is here once again, and most of us will find ourselves spending more time outside. Sun protection goes hand in hand with summer activities because prolonged exposure to the sun’s UV rays can permanently damage your skin and increase your chances of skin cancer down the track. So before you have fun in the sun, be sure to follow these sun protection tips.

Apply Sunscreen To Exposed Skin

Be sure to apply sunscreen to all exposed skin to reduce your risk of getting sunburnt. For best results, look for a sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. You can find a wide range of sun protection products at Luscious Body Beautiful. Also, ensure that the sunscreen you pick can protect you from both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. Reapply sunscreen every two hours and after swimming or sweating.

Avoid Tanning Oils

Contrary to popular belief, getting a “base tan” before going to the beach won’t prevent you from getting sunburn. The truth is a tan is a sign of damaged skin. As such, be sure to avoid anything that will make your tan worse like tanning oil or suntan lotion. They don’t provide adequate protection from harmful UV rays, and they only increase your risk of sunburn.

Cover Up

If you’re going to spend a considerable amount of time outdoors, protective clothing is essential. On a hot day, linen trousers and a thin long-sleeved shirt (try cotton and bamboo) are good options. Add a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses for ultimate sun sun protection.

Stay In The Shade

Try to stay in the shade when you’re outside, particularly between 10 am and 4 pm. The sun’s UV rays are the strongest during these times so limit your sun exposure as much as possible.

Pay Attention To The UV Index

The UV Index provides you with important information that can help you protect yourself from the sun. Paying attention to the UV Index will help you plan your outdoor activities so you can limit your sun exposure and know when the best time is to apply sunscreen.

Luscious Body Beautiful can help with all your sun protection skin care needs. Our quality products are designed to suit a range of skin types. Drop in and ask us how best to protect your skin from sun damage.