Summer is here and we sure are feeling the Texas heat! Everyone knows they should put on sunscreen to protect their skin from sunburn and skin cancer. But other than the obvious use of sunscreen, some people forget that there are other effects of UV rays. Let’s take a look at some sun safety tips to help keep you protected through the dog days of summer.
Don’t forget to drink plenty of water during outside activity in the sun. Not only does the heat evaporate our water intake, but staying dehydrated can have long-lasting effects on your skin and physical health. You may feel faint or over-heated. Your skin will look dry and flaky, as well. Stay hydrated this summer and keep your skin looking youthful under the hot summer sun.
Your lips are also vulnerable to sun damage. Using lip balm will help keep your lips moist despite the dryness. As a bonus, make sure your lip balm has at least SPF 15 for added sunray protection.
Keep your face clean and clear during the summer months by establishing a daily exfoliating routine. Gently exfoliating your skin, brushes away the dead skin cells, dirt, and make-up keeping your pores clear. This will keep your skin looking great all summer long.
Try Using Less Make-Up
Summer means longer and hotter days. To make sure your skin doesn’t take any damage, try using less make-up. Make-up tends to run and clog your pores when you sweat. Using a little less will ensure your skin looks flawless in the relentless Texas sun.
Most important of all: don’t forget to use sunscreen!
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