Skin safety tips
During the summer months , remember these great skin saving tips!
Sunlight is essential to almost all living things. Exposure to the sun not only gives us a suntan, but also helps our body to manufacture Vitamin D. Vitamin D influences virtually every cell in our body. Nearly every type of human cell responds to Vitamin D, from our bones to our brain. Sunlight is the natural way for your body to produce Vitamin D.
So we need the sun to keep our natural body rhythms in check and for the production of Vitamin D but how can we avoid sunburn?
Here are some safety tips:
- Limit your exposure to the sun and seek cover when your skin turns pink.
- Be mindful of the times when the sun is the most intense (roughly 10 am to 4 pm)
- Wear a safe sunscreen, SPF 30 or greater with broad spectrum coverage, zinc or titanium are good choices (SPF ratings higher than 50 have not been proven to be more effective than SPF 50). A sunscreen with an SPF of 15 protects against about 93 percent of UVB rays, and one with an SPF of 30 protects against 97 percent of rays, according to the Mayo Clinic. No SPF can block 100 percent of UV rays.. Reapply every few hours and every time you get out of the water
- Wear protective clothing; cotton is great.
- Assist your skin in repairing itself with After-Sun Solution fortified with Aloe and Mageonick! When you feel overexposed, get out of the sun. Apply After-Sun -Solution as soon as possible. Spray will help to apply to hard to reach areas and doesn't require touching sunburned skin. Repeat applications every 3-4 hours and every 2-3 hours in the case of severe sunburn.
- Enjoy sunny days!