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