March is about to end and we all are already hating to go out. Summer is here and so are our never-ending skin problems. Winter made our skin dry & somehow spring made things better. The scorching sun is back and gives us unwanted sunburns and tans. But should all this stop our fun?
No right? Well, don’t worry we at UrbanAsian are here to help you out! We have some amazing easy foolproof tips & tricks to make you feel fresh & enjoy this summer like a breeze! Follow them ardently, & you’re good to go!
- Use Sunscreen
Even if it’s cloudy, use sunscreen. The sun is at its hottest during summer. Apply sunscreen 15-30 mins before you leave your house. It is because the sunscreen takes time to start penetrating into your skin & protect you from harmful UV rays. Re-apply sunscreen every 2 hours. However silly it may feel to you, one must abide by the rules, if you want a tan-free skin.
- Choose a broad spectrum Sunscreen
No sunscreen can block all UV rays, but what we do know is: SPF 15 blocks 93% of UVB rays, SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays and SPF 50 blocks 98% of UVB rays. So, the difference between 30 and 50 is about 1 percent. Choose wisely.
- Avoid wrinkles by Sun damage
Carrots and leafy greens like kale and spinach are great beta carotene-packed additions to your meals, even breakfast smoothies. In particular, leafy greens are high in the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. These have been found to protect against wrinkling, sun damage, and even skin cancer.
- Use Sunglasses
Protect your eyes with sunglasses that filter UVA and UVB rays.
- Choose your outfits wisely
Long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and skirts can protect you from UV rays. Tightly woven fabrics offer the best protection. A wet T-shirt offers much less UV protection than a dry one, and darker colors protect more than lighter ones. Some clothing certified under international standards is specifically manufactured to provide UV protection.
- Avoid usage of sunlamps
Sunlamp products are not recommended by dermatologists and in many states are banned for use without parental permission. Sunlamps emit UV that is similar to, or more powerful than, that emitted by the sun. Therefore, exposure to sunlamp products can also lead to skin cancer. Some experts argue that artificial tanning is less dangerous because the intensity of light and the time spent tanning are controlled.
- Keep yourself hydrated
Drink a lot of water, especially coconut water or drink fresh fruit juice, sugarcane juice and keep yourself hydrated. The more you hydrate yourself the fresher and better you will feel. So carry a bottle of water whenever you go out.
So now you’re free to roam in your sundress by the beach & click those ‘sunkissed’ pictures on Instagram.