It’s summertime, and we are all heading to a favorite beach destination at some point to soak up the sun’s rays. However, this means giving some serious thought to how you are going to protect your skin. First of all, the damaging effects of the sun’s rays can lead to various health concerns, the greatest of which is skin cancer. Second, sun damage can also add years to a person’s appearance, so also want to be sure to protect your youthful looks. Here are a few tips.

  • Avoid midday sun – Not only is this the busiest time at the beach, but it is also when the sun’s rays will do the most damage. Enjoy a relaxing walking in the morning hours or set up to watch the sunset at your favorite beach and may skip not only the rush but also the most damaging rays.

  • Use sunscreen – The recommendation is always to use something with SPF 30 or higher. Never use tanning oils, which actually encourages your skin to soak up more of the damaging rays. Also, be sure to apply the sunscreen right from the beginning of your day if you will be at the beach all day. Reapply according to the directions and use plenty.

  • Wear protective clothing – It’s okay to spend a little time in the sun, but if you are going to be out all day, you need to have protective clothing to cover up. Don’t forget a hat with a wide brim.

  • Hydrate! – Your skin’s moisture is going to be dried up by the sun, so you have to replenish everything that you lose and then some. If you’re at the beach all day and you don’t need a bathroom a few times, you didn’t drink enough water.

  • Check your medications list – Some medications will make your skin more sensitive to the sun. There are plenty of over-the-counter pain relievers and allergy medicines that make you more likely to burn, but those aren’t the only drug types on the list. If you’re not sure, consult your pharmacist.

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