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5 Simple Ways to Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Always apply SPF lotion or cream on your skin. Make sure to have at least SPF 30 for a broad spectrum sunscreen. This can help protect your skin from both UVA and UVB.

  1. Apply sunscreen at least 15 to 30 minutes before going outside not just when you are going to swim but also in regular sunny days. This can help protect your skin from both UVA and UVB. 
  2. Limit your sun exposure from 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM because the sun’s rays are most intense in these hours. 
  3. Do not stay too long in direct sunlight.  
  4. Always stay hydrated. Water can help moisturize the skin in hot weather conditions.   
  5. Consult your dermatologist regularly.
  6. Use our Shea Glam BB Crème with SPF 25 before applying makeup.

The Benefits and Risks of Sun Exposure

Exposing and enjoying the heat of the sun can both cause an advantage and disadvantage to your skin, as the cliché saying goes, “everything that is too much is bad for your health”.

Going out and experiencing the beautiful scenery along with the sun’s heat in moderation can give you benefits such as:

  • Boosting the intake of Vitamin D
  • Reducing blood pressure
  • Improving cardiovascular health
  • Improving mood by releasing Endorphins
  • Relieving chronic pain conditions

These make not only the skin benefit vitamins and hormones but also the different aspects of your body as these affect the receptors throughout the body including bone health, heart function and inflammation.

As mentioned earlier, there are also risks or disadvantages of too much sun on your skin and these are as follows:

  • Sunspots or also known as solar lentigines
  • Skin Cancer
  • Damaged skin cells

These are caused by having too much UV radiation reaching the Earth. There are two radiations which affect the skin namely UVA and UVB. The former, penetrates more intensely into the skin while the latter, indirectly damages the DNA. They can also increase the aging of the skin.

Protecting your skin from the sun is important. This is because too much sun can damage your skin intensively. It can cause skin diseases to rise and generally speaking, it can deteriorate your skin cells; slowing down the replenishment of healthy skin cells, but with proper application of protection your skin will enjoy this summer!

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