These days, it’s a well known fact that the su, and UV rays are harmful us. Tanning is no longer “fashionable” even if people still enjoy being outdoors! You can still being active in the sun if you know how to take precautions to protect yourself from its harmful effects. Here are some easy tips to stay protected.
We might be diligent about applying sunscreen daily but sometimes, we forget that scalp is skin too! If we’re going to be out in the sun for extended periods of time, we should always put on a hat (like a chic wide-brimmed one) to protect our scalp from UV rays, and to also provent your scalp from getting sun burned.
On a similar note, we also recommend wearing sunglasses with good UV filters to protect your eyes from the sun. Strong UV rays are not only harmful to your skin, they can hurt your eyes too. UV rays can cause damage to the retina, cornea, and Affect your cataracts. Too much oxidative stress and UV damage can also accelerate age-related macular degeneration in your eyes. All of these can affect your quality of vision, therefore it is important to wear sunglasses when you’re out and about on a bright, sunny day.
You should always drink plenty of fluids every day to keep yourself hydrated and to replenish any lost water when it’s extra hot and you just sweat more. The best fluid to hydrate your body (and skin!) is plain old water! Avoid too many caffeinated drinks as caffeine is a diuretic that can cause you to urinate more frequently, and if you do not replenish lost fluids enough, this can lead to dehydration. Water is the best form of hydration, and best of all, it’s plentily available and free!
If you’re going to the pool for a swim, or will be outside for most of the day and perspire a lot, you will definitely need to reapply sun protection more than once, as sunscreens are actually rendered ineffective by direct exposure to UV rays, and not by the length of time. However, if you’re going to be indoors, just your daily sunscreen application is usually sufficient. Our everyday DrGL® Sun Protection Anti-Aging is both a high protection SPF30 as well as an all round anti-aging and skin smoothening moisturiser.
Sunlight is most intense between 10 am – 2 pm, therefore, UV rays are also the strongest then, so if you can help it, avoid being outdoors during those hours. If you want to exercise, or need to run specific errands, wake up slightly earlier so you can still enjoy some glorious sun but be indoors by 10 am (for brunch!).