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Protecting Your Skin While Enjoying the Sun

By Virginia Laird

As spring rapidly approaches, it is time to begin to start thinking about how to protect your skin. Children (and parents) readily await the warmer weather, desperately longing to get outside. While it is always important to take the necessary precautions to protect your skin from the sun, the topic becomes one which weighs more heavily on the mind of many as the weather warms up. Skincare specialists offer a few tips to help protect your skin from harmful sun exposure, including:

  • Invest in sunscreen
  • Wear a hat
  • Never forget your sunglasses

Invest in Sunscreen

Sunscreen is one of the best investments you'll ever make. While far too many people wait until spring and summer to begin wearing it, sunscreen can be beneficial during the entire year. This inexpensive investment can help protect your skin from burning and damage caused by the sun. Some who are not considered “burners” believe that sunscreen is not for them. However, skincare professionals preach that it is for everyone. A sunburn is not the only proof of sun damage. If you don't have a habit of wearing sunscreen often, it may be time to start keeping a bottle in your car and purse. This can work as a subtle reminder to apply sunscreen every time you look at the bottle. There is no such thing as over-applying sunscreen.

Wear a Hat

Skincare experts suggest that wearing a hat is one way to help protect the face from the sun. It is advised to wear a hat each time you head outdoors. Where possible, a wide brimmed hat is the best choice because it offers protection to the back of the neck as well.

Never Forget Your Sunglasses

Sunglasses are important to protect the eyes and the skin around the eyes from too much sun exposure. This tender area of the face tends to show signs of aging before other areas. Investing in sunshades can help slow this process. Another benefit of wearing shades each time you are outdoors is the protection for your eyes. Don’t take your eyesight for granted. The sun can cause irreparable damage. Consider wearing sunshades no matter how bright (or not) the sun may be.

With these helpful tips, you are now ready to begin taking great care of your skin and slowing any signs of aging that may already be trying to arrive uninvited. There is no time to delay, take action today.

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

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