10 ways to protect your skin from sun damage this summer

Summer is around the corner, with this global warming phenomenon , believe that the sun is going to be blazing like …. It is very imperative that we protect our skins from the harsh South African sun which ranges from 30 degrees to 42 degrees.

  1. Use sunscreen every day, even if the weather is cloudy.

  2. Apply at least one ounce of sunscreen (enough to fill your palm) at least 15-30 minutes before going outside in the sun.
  3. When possible, use lipstick or lipgloss that has sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of more than 30. You will be shocked by the wonders it can do when it comes to avoiding sun damage.
  4. Even if you don’t get sunburn when using a sunscreen brand that is only 30 SPF, that doesn’t mean you aren’t getting skin damage. The higher the SPF, the better.
  5. Be thorough when you apply sunscreen to your skin. Don’t forget to lather it on your shoulders, base of your neck, upper back, top of your feet, and back of your thighs. A lot of people forget these areas when these are actually the places that need it the most!
  6. When you are swimming in a pool or ocean, keep in mind that water reflects the sun’s UV rays. This increases your chances of receiving a sunburn.
  7. Bring a hat and sunglasses with you at all times in the summer. This will provide your face, ears, and eyes with shade.
  8. Try to aim for a sunscreen brand that is water resistant. It is harder to accidentally wipe off and will better protect you from UV ray damage.
  9. Wear long-sleeved outfits as much as you can to spare your shoulders from the sun.
  10. Don’t forget to reapply: You should re-lather sunscreen all over your body every two hours


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