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Don't Get Burned This Summer: 3 Helpful Tips

By Virginia Laird

Skincare is a widely overlooked, yet imperative piece of your overall health and wellness. When the skin is hydrated and protected from the sun, your body can function properly and avoid issues which accompany sunburn. While many may not believe it, there are some who burn enough to require a trip to the hospital. Rather than have this be you or a member of your family, take the advice of the professionals and begin protecting your skin from the sun right away. A few tips these experts suggest include:

  • Protect your skin from the sun
  • Invest in sunscreen
  • Make a hat part of your outdoor style

Protect Your Skin From the Sun

Skincare experts suggest that protecting your skin from the sun is the best way to prevent burning. Although unpopular during the summer months, it is advised that you wear long sleeves and pants to help keep your sun exposure to a minimum.  For many, this may be unheard of. However, coverage (as such) from the sun can help prevent damage that can be caused from overexposure. This damage can include premature signs of aging and the development of skin cancer. 

Invest in Sunscreen

Sunscreen should be a part of your routine skincare regimen. Each and every time you head outdoors, you should apply sunscreen, no matter the weather or heat index. Sunscreen has been proven to protect the sun against a great deal of damage. It is advised that your sunscreen offer at least 15 SPF. It is also advised that you plan to reapply your sunscreen as needed throughout your day. Now is the time to make this vital investment and carry sunscreen in your bag for quick protection from the sun's rays.

Make a Hat Part of Your Outdoor Style

Health and wellness experts suggest that it is necessary that you wear a hat while spending time outdoors. This can help protect your face from the sun, which can help reduce and prevent early signs of aging. While wrinkles may not be a thing which is unavoidable as you age, there is no sense in inviting them early. For the most part, a wide-brimmed hat is the best choice as it offers the best protection. Still, any hat is better than no hat at all.

Start making it a priority to protect your skin from the sun right away.

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

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