The Heat is On!

by pinksoda

Literally it is scorching hot as we officially welcome the Summer season! I am personally not much of a fan of the summer (just because I hate too much sun!) although I love the fact that in this  season  I get to wear the comfortable clothes I have in my closet 🙂 and of course the luxury of waking up a little late because it’s vacation!

Before you guys get too excited and rush to the beach or leisurely go around, be mindful of the heat of the sun that goes right straight to your skin. Take note that too much exposure without protection is harmful to your skin as it may cause skin cancer (worst case). Here are some tips for a safe and fun summer!

Use sunscreen
A sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 blocks 93 percent of UV rays. You want to block both UVA and UVB rays to guard against skin cancer. Be sure to follow application directions on the bottle. My personal favorite sunblock is the  Beach Hut. It is a line of sun protection products that offers from clear spray sunblocks to the highest SPF lotion sunblocks to tanning oils. They have sunblock protection for both kids and adults. Give me a hollar if you wanna know more about it :).

Sunblock protection

Wear a hat
Not your conventional baseball cap. Use the wide brim hat as it protects the neck, ears, eyes, forehead, nose, and scalp.
Summer-protection

Wear UV-absorbent shades
Sunglasses don’t have to be expensive, but they should block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB radiation.

Limit your exposure

Be mindful when to set yourself out in the sun as there are times where it can be very unhealthy. U.V. rays is the most intense between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. When you go out between these times, make sure you are protected.

Avoid dark color garments
As much as we love to wear dark colors because they does not bulge us up, they are really not the summer’s flavor (well except for swimwear).

Choosing the Right Swimwear

They also absorb the heat so it’s not really that comfortable. For summer, go for soft neutrals and pastels, as well as muted colors with cool undertones. Powder blue, dusty pink, mauve, rose-brown, lavender, plum, and pale yellow are all good color choices.

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13 comments

riz March 22, 2013 - 10:14 am

me, too. i’d rather stay inside the house than get burned. however, the bright color of the sun is inviting. i think im gonna need more UV cream.

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Makoy March 22, 2013 - 1:25 pm

sunscreen is really important this summer season. I just pity the kids who gets burnt so make sure to apply regularly especially if you’re under the sun or at the beach.

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pinksoda March 24, 2013 - 7:25 am

true! It’s unfortunate that Filipinos are not really traditionally well-informed when it comes to proper skin care during the summer. We’d rather buy food than the costly sunscreen.

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jenn March 22, 2013 - 6:08 pm

we are still on full blown winter here in our place. i can’t wait for summer to get here. though i agree about the hazards of too much sun exposure though. thanks for the great tips.

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Chubskulit Rose March 22, 2013 - 7:58 pm

I’d take your hot weather over our freezing weather. Love the last photo.

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pinksoda March 24, 2013 - 7:26 am

geeezz! If only we can exchange! ahhahahaha! I love cold weather than the hot summer 🙂

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Liza Barentt March 22, 2013 - 9:00 pm

I agree that during summer time we can wear our most comfortable outfit, nice sandals and the whole enchiladas. Drink plenty of water and the most important when you go out, sunscreen…

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jheylo March 22, 2013 - 10:34 pm

spring is what we have right now and this is the best time of the year here in America. I just got back from our Pinas vacation and it was indeed super duper HOT over there.

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chrisair March 22, 2013 - 10:58 pm

I always told my son to prevent wearing black this summer he never believe me that it absorbs more heat

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April March 22, 2013 - 11:27 pm

Summer here in Texas isn’t until June. And when it comes, these tips would sure come in handy! Thank you!

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Gven-Rose March 22, 2013 - 11:39 pm

nice tips this summer..i will try not to wear dark colors.. i know about that..

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Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen March 23, 2013 - 11:27 am

It is hot! but it’s a puzzle that it’s also raining a lot! Did you notice?

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Kaye Figuracion March 24, 2013 - 5:03 am

I’ll take note of your trips. it’s funny that we are alike, I don’t love summer as much as others too. I hate being exposed under the heat of the sun.

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