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Sun safe season

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Summer is just around the corner. Taking care of your skin and protecting it from the sun’s rays are essential this season. Follow these tips and tricks to save yourself from the burn.

Clothing

Clothing is one of the best ways to protect your skin – it provides a physical barrier between your skin and the sun. Try to choose clothing with a tight fabric structure for stronger protection. The fibres of the clothing are closer together, meaning that less UV rays can pass through. Avoid old and faded fabrics. 

Sunscreen

Using sunscreen is great for protecting your skin and reducing your risk of skin cancer. When the UV index is forecast to be three or above, you should always apply sunscreen. Incorporate sunscreen application into your morning routine and let it sink in for 20 minutes before leaving the house. Also, a lip balm with SPF will save your lips. If you do happen to get burnt, Aloe Vera Gel can help after sun exposure and, if you want a tan, why not get it from a can and save your skin from the trauma.

Accessories

Sunglasses and hats are so much more than a stylish add on – they can protect your skin and eyes from the sun. Broad brimmed hats will provide the most protection, but caps will also help to protect your face. Sunglasses will save you from squinting and can provide a barrier between the sun and your eyes. If you find yourself outside for a long period of time, wearing a hat and sunglasses will protect you from the sun and keep you cool.

Swimwear

One of the best ways to cool down in summer is to have a swim but this can expose your skin to the sun. To ensure your skin is protected while swimming, apply a water-resistant sunscreen, opt to swim in the shade where possible, and choose swimwear that will protect your body.

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