Summer is here! With summer there is BBQ’s, family gatherings, pool side fun, and lots of intense UV radiation from the sun. Having beautiful skin means you have healthy skin. When skin is nourished with a proper diet, having an effective skin care regiment, exercise, low stress level, protective clothing, and a SPF moisturizer then you are on your way to maintaining your beautiful skin. Below are 4 steps to take care of your skin in the summer months.
The American Cancer Society has four easy-to-remember tips for sun protection:
Take these steps to stay sun-safe:
- Seek shade: Limit your direct exposure to the sun, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV rays are strongest.
- Cover up: When you are out, wear clothing and a wide-brimmed hat to protect as much skin as possible. Protect your eyes with wrap-around sunglasses that block at least 99% of UV light.
- Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30: Reapply at least every 2 hours, as well as after swimming or sweating.
- Avoid tanning beds and sunlamps: Both can cause serious long-term skin damage and contribute to skin cancer.
Not only is the sun lots of fun however it can cause a lot of trouble for your skin. Taking the proper precautions to preserve your skin will go a long way in ensuring you maintain your skin to stay healthy and beautiful. For individuals who want an extra boost to help your skin stay healthy and look great, Red Light and Multi Light Therapy could benefit you also. Light therapy helps to reduce your skin inflammation which can be triggered by the sun especially after a sun burn. Light therapy will stimulate your skin to heal by increasing your circulation and draining out the toxins through your lymphatic system. Not only does light therapy help with calming down your skin it can help to rejuvenate your collagen making your skin tighter and more youthful. Please check out the link below for more information one Red Light and Multi Light therapy.