10 tips to protect your skin from the sun

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As the summer is coming closer and closer (it already started actually) its time to write about protecting your skin. A lot of people (especially girl) don’t realize how dangerous can it be. Especially if we also have in mind awareness about skin cancer intensifies.. So let me offer you ten tips about how to protect your skin in the sun. They are quite well known, but still a reminder is never too much.

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One: Always use a sunscreen or moisturiser containing an SPF of at least 15.

That way you will have advance protection, regardless of whether you are in or out of the sun.

Two: Tightly-woven clothing helps deflect UV rays better than thin cotton

T-shirts, especially if they are wet. Look for labels that indicate UV protection.

Three: Wear a hat whenever you’re in the sun, especially if you are fair-skinned. A wide brim is best to shade the face.

Four: Apply plenty of sunscreen to all exposed skin. Don’t forget tops of feet

and back of the neck.

Five: Re-apply sunscreen frequently. Even though many brands claim to be

waterproof, swimming, rubbing, or even sweating, will still eventually wear them off.

Six: Protect young babies by keeping them out of the sun altogether. Sun pods

and shade parasols for pushchairs are essential.

Seven: Keep children out of the midday sun, and encourage them to wear a T-shirt

over their swimwear.

Eight: Wear sunglasses. UV radiation can damage the eyes long-term, leading to cataracts.

Nine: Never use sunscreen to increase the amount of time you spend in the sun.

10: Don’t use sunscreen instead of protective clothing on skin that is not

usually exposed – such as thighs or bottom.

In case you get burned its always good to put on some aloe vera or the natural medicine – yoghurt. Almond oil is a good alternative as well to moisturize your skin, as well as you can put it on your hair.

Happy tanning, xx MM

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