Friday, August 24

Protect your skin this summer


Summer is in full swing and most of us couldn’t think of anything better than laying out all day long by the beach or pool, while the sun’s warm rays turn our skin a lovely shade of bronze. 
Remember to plan ahead and keep sun protection handy in your bag.
 

Protect your hair from the sun
Heat and UV rays from the sun can leave your hair dry, dull and brittle. You need to take precautions to protect it. Wear a hat or bandana and put your hair in a twist or braids.  Look for styling products with a built-in sun protection factor (SPF). 

 
Cover Up and Reapply your sunscreen 
If you’re going to be outside all day, cover as much of your skin as possible to protect your skin. To
keep cool as well as safe, choose light, breathable materials, like cotton.

Buy a daily moisturizer for your face that contains an SPF of at least 15. The skin on your face is more sensitive to sun damage than the rest of your body.
Reapply your sunscreen 20 minutes after being out in the sun to ensure a more even application and
better protection. After that, reapply sunscreen every two hours, especially after sweating or
swimming, which washes away sunscreen.
Cloudy weather still requires sunscreen in summer, because 80 per cent of ultra-violet radiation is
still present on cloudy days.

I'm one of those people, who puts a sun lotion all the time. My boyfriend keep saying that I must be a Guinness World Records holder for the most often applying sunscreen :-)


Sunglasses
Protect your eyes with a stylish pair of shades. Make sure the lenses are dark enough to keep your
eyes comfortable. The sun’s rays can cause or speed up the progress of several diseases that affect
your eyes.  Wear sunglasses that include a warranty stating they provide 99-100% UVA and UVB
Added bonus: Wearing sunglasses prevents you from squinting, which we all know can contribute to wrinkles around the eyes.


Protect your lips 
Use a lip balm with an SPF of 15 or more and reapply frequently, especially if you are going to be outdoors for longer periods of time. Lips can burn quickly and easily so take your SPF lip balm with you when you leave the house to ensure a protected and glossy pout.

If you get dry lips, honey is known for its special qualities of making lips and skin very soft.
Rub some honey on your dry lips to heal them fast and retain their moisture. Repeat 3x a day.


Drink plenty of water
You can help your body by drinking when you're thirsty and drinking extra water when it's warm
outside. Sunstroke or heat prostration is a serious life-threatening condition which occurs when the
body can no longer control its temperature, body heat rises and the victim becomes extremely ill.
High temperature is a major factor in this. When the humidity is high, water evaporates  
more slowly and the body's normal method of cooling itself by sweating is much less effective.
Dehydration can contribute to the problem by making you sweat less, so you should always drink lots of water when it is hot. 


That's me ready for some fun in the sun

It's summer, the sun is shining, and of course it's the best time to wear skirts and dresses.  Remember to give your scalp, face, and eyes extra protection by wearing a hat and sunglasses. Not only do these accessories provide protection, but they can be quite fashionable as well.

Enjoy the sun, have fun and don’t forget your sun hat!

''Love''
 Dusana