Its summer time again and I believe most are planning to have a getaway on the beach soon if not this weekend. If you are please don’t forget to bring your summer protection tools to keep your hair, eyes and skin protected and keep you as gorgeous as you are. Sunblock, sunglasses and hair conditioner will be your best friend this summer as they are your best tool to protect your skin, eyes and hair from the damaging rays of the sun.
Sunblock helps protect our skin from the damaging rays of the UVB and UVA rays that may cause skin cancer , age spots, and wrinkles. It will also protect your skin from getting sun burned.
Just a reminder, if you are planning to stay in the sun for longer periods of time get a sunblock with higher SPF of Sun Protection Factor. The number indicated on your sunblock like SPF 30 means the sunblock will be effective for 30 minutes after getting it wet.
Make sure to wear your sunblock after you take a shower before dipping in the pool or sea water.
In the photo L-R: VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Sport SPF 70; Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Sunscreen SPF 30; Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30; Nivea Sun High Protection Sun Lotion SPF 30; Nivea Sun Face Sun Block Whitening Cream SPF 50; and Nivea Sun Refreshing Milk Protect SPF 30.
Did you know that sunglass lenses block 99% of harmful UV rays. “Visual acuity, contrast, and overall sensitivity can be reduced by up to 50%, due to the sun’s sustained bleaching of the photochemical rhodopsin in the rods of the retina. The right sunglasses during the day can block the appropriate light and at night can protect retinal sensitivity.”
Using hair conditioner or a leave-on hair conditioner before you expose yourself outdoors from a prolonged period of time will protect your hair from getting hair damaged. Sunlight can be as damaging as a maximum head hair dryer or hair iron and will damage your hair’s cuticle that will result in dry, drab, split, brittle or frizzy hair ends.
But the most important of all don’t forget to hydrate yourself. Get lots of fluids, water is the best to keep you hydrated. Dehydration will cause your skin to break and become very dry.
Don’t forget to use lip balm or petroleum jelly for your lips to keep them soft and moisturized. This will protect you from chapped lips and wind burn.