Summer is the time when we start worrying about what the sun is doing to us, whether it be giving us sunburns, wrinkles, and skin cancer. The truth is sun protection should be a yearlong concern.
Don’t Be Fooled By Cool Weather
Cooler weather does not necessarily mean less chances of damage. A cloudy day spent outside can actually do more damage to your skin than you realize.
Wearing a high spf sunscreen on your face should be done daily throughout the year. Covering exposed arms and other parts when driving should be a habit too.
Sunglasses Help Too
Sunglasses offer protection as well, protecting our eyes from broad spectrum rays and keeping us from squinting, which can lead to headaches and crow’s feet.
No matter how dark your skin is, you’re still susceptible to sun damage. The best bet is to wear a 30 or more spf sunscreen daily no matter who you are. If you do ever end up with a nasty burn there are a few things that help ease the pain and pamper your skin back to health, like aspirin, applying cool washcloths, or natural, soothing oatmeal or aloe creams.