As spring is already here and summer around the corner, I find myself outside more often. The last few years I have been more conscious of protecting my skin during the summer months and applying sunscreen whenever I am outdoors. From when I was younger, I have many freckles (I call them ‘sun kisses’) that are turning a darker brown. Eventually, they could turn into moles which doesn’t surprise me at all after the amount of time I spent in the sun.
I started to think what we can do to prevent more wrinkles, sun blotches, and sunburns while in the sun. I put together a list of things I use before and after a day in the sun:
- SPF 15 (or higher) Sunscreen & Reapply Often
- Zinc, Aloe Vera, Glutathione
- Maui Babe After Browning Lotion
- Hat, Sunglasses & Umbrella (for lounging)
- Lots of Water
- Cold Cloth & Bath
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Swim Shirt or Rash Guard (for those who burn easily)
There is no reason we can’t enjoy the sun during the spring and summer, we just need to protect our body. During the day between 10am and 4pm, be sure to always have sunscreen (reapplying frequently), drink lots of water, and wear a hat to avoid unnecessary damage. As you pack your bags for day trips or vacations, remember to include all the essentials to protect your body from the sun (avoiding those nasty sunburns) while soaking up the sun rays this year!