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Protecting Your Skin From the Sun: 3 Tips to Help

By Virginia Laird

Although the delightful warmth of the sun may call your name and have you longing to lay out, soaking up the rays, there can be some harmful side effects to doing so. Skincare experts suggest there are many things you can do to help protect the skin from the sun and all the damage it can cause. Protecting your skin can prevent sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer. A few things you can do to protect your skin include:

  • Wearing a hat can protect the face
  • Apply sunscreen daily
  • Find shade when possible

Wearing a Hat Can Protect The Face

Skin care experts admit that wearing a hat while outdoors is a great way to protect the face from sun damage. Although you may not be a hat person, it may be time to consider adding this to your outfit. Research suggests that when there is a lack of protecting the face from the sun there can be an increase in skin damage, including wrinkling. If you are serious about keeping premature wrinkles at bay, start adding a hat to your wardrobe today.

Apply Sunscreen Daily

Sunscreen is a great tool to help prevent sun damage from your skin. Dermatologists suggest that you begin applying sunscreen daily as part of your skincare regimen. It is suggested that you apply sunscreen each morning before leaving the house. These experts also suggest that you invest in an extra bottle to carry with you so that you can reapply as needed. Keeping your skin protected from the sun is a great way to prevent cancer and premature aging.

Find Shade When Possible

As you find yourself soaking up the rays outside and enjoying life in the outdoors, experts suggest it is necessary that you park yourself in the shade where possible. Spending time in the shade can help prevent direct sunlight from damaging your skin as well as protect you from burning. Health and wellness experts admit that staying in the shade as much as possible can be the healthiest way to enjoy the outdoors without damaging your skin.

Now is the time to begin planning how best to protect your skin from the sun while still enjoying the benefits of an outdoor life.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Sacramento, Calif.

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