Sun Protection

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There has been an alarming rate of skin cancer cases in recent years. In response, cosmetic companies have developed a program aimed at increasing awareness of the sun’s harmful UV rays and the irreparable and irreversible damage it could do to your skin.

Visit the Web sites of the biggest names in cosmetic retail companies and you will sure find a dedicated Web site for their sun protection program. You will find it interesting that they echo each other as far as sun protection for you and your family is concerned.

Here are just a few of the best sun protection ideas I have gathered.

Always keep babies away from the sun, but lather her with a special sunscreen for babies just the same. A baby’s sensitive skin is most susceptible to sunburn where UV rays could easily penetrate the skin’s deeper layers. Once damage is done deep within, there is no way you can heal it.

Apply a generous amount of sunscreen thirty minutes before going out in the sun. Use the sunscreen with the highest Sun Protection Factor (SPF) number possible; and make sure the product is correct for your skin type and members of your family. If you have been swimming or perspiring a lot under the sun, re-apply sunscreen every two hours thereafter.

Stay out of the sun between the hours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., when the sun’s UV rays are at its most intense and could do the greatest damage.

Another sun protection tip: cover yourself up and your child when going out in the sun. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and a pair of dark sunglasses that block 100 percent of UVA and UVB light to protect your eyes from the sun’s glare.

Protect your lips as well with a lip balm that will keep your lips moisturized and hydrated. Intense heat can cause unprotected lips to dry, crack, and worse, bleed.

There maybe more tips on how to get the best sun protection for you and your family. For now, we will leave you with these practical tips to ensure a healthy and protected skin for you and your whole family.


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