This week is national sun safety week so here are 6 things you can do to stay safe when the sun is shining on you this summer. (and because I couldn’t find anymore)
- Sunscreen. Obvious, I know but it is important. Anything SPF 30 or above is better and it should be reapplied every 2 hours. It should also be reapplied after sweating or swimming.
- Try to avoid tanning beds. Tanning beds are so bad for the skin. They contribute to the risk of skin cancer and can damage the skin long-term. Instead, use fake tan or tinted lotion.
- Cover up occasionally. This is very difficult to do on hot days but it will benefit your skin. Instead of tank tops and shorts all the time try maxi/midi skirts/dresses and thing tops/shirts with longer sleeves.
- Find some shade. UV rays are strongest between 10AM and 4PM so try to limit your exposure to the sun at these times.
- Stay hydrated. Drink lots of water. The sun can be very dehydrating so this is very important.
- Wear your sunglasses. Not only are they a fashion accessory but they also protect your eyes from UV rays which can cause eye problems.