In 15 minutes, ultraviolet (UV) sunlight can cause skin damage. Different forms of skin cancer can cause prolonged exposure and damage. The sun is not the only cause that damages the skin: tanning beds, smoking and poor health can also have a bad effect on the external skin. But you can do facial rejuvenation treatment to undo the skin problems.
Say no to sun exposure from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is when the sun is strongest and the sunburn can be the most. For those hours, use an umbrella; take shade under a tree or other kind of protection if you are outside. Even in shade, wear protective clothes and sunscreen. It is important to notice the sun at its most intense from approximately 10 am to 3 pm. You should avoid the sun as much as you can if your kids want to spend a day outside or plan just a sunbath. If during that time you want to go out, you must find a shady area if it gets too hot outside.
When outdoors, use the sunscreen. More SPF means more protection. At least SPF 30 is recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology. Even in cloudy or cool days, use sunscreen as sunlight damage may still occur. Reapply every two hours, after or when you sweat. Check also the expiry date – usually three years of shelf life, less if stored at high temperatures.
Use UVA and UVB protected sunglasses. Proper protective sunglasses help to avoid sensitive skin damage and cataracts around your eyes.
Wear the right head gear. Your face, your ears and your neck can be protected by a large hat. Don't forget to place the sunscreen on your neck and ears when wearing a baseball cap. Wear protective apparel covering exposed areas.
Certain medications can increase sun sensitivity. You may be more susceptible to sunlight by certain antibiotics and over the counter medications. Common medicines include antihistamines, such as Benadryl.
While we usually consider a hat and sunglasses that protect our eyes, they also help protect our skin. The skin on your face is much sensitive than the rest of your body so that during sunbathing it is important to protect it. People who are not wearing a hat and sunglasses get red sunspots on their cheekbone, which are not pleasant to the skin and make it a nightmare.
Knowing your limits is all about it. You probably have more tolerance if you have darker skin and will not get easily burned, while lighter skin tones get fast sunburns. But it doesn't mean some people can't be burned. You should regularly check your skin, but simply remember that it doesn't mean that you are not burning just because you don't see a burn appear. Many people don't feel a sunburn until it's too late for several hours after sunlight.
Regardless of where your summer adventures take you, skin and eyes must be considered before everything else. Meanwhile, when you're in Oklahoma looking for a facial rejuvenation treatment, visit Longevity Aesthetic and Laser Spa. Our doctors offer a variety of treatments, including Kybella, CoolSculpting, BBL and other counter-aging treatment. If you have a question about what we offer, please call us today.
**Disclaimer: This content is neither a medical advice nor it imply a doctor-patient relationship.