By now, your golden tan has surely developed, and if it hasn’t, you still have time to do so! The important question to ask at this point is…. Have you been treating yourself with kindness and care under the sun’s rays? A glorious tan is one thing… dried out and damaged skin’n hair is another.
Your savvy guide to sun protection:
Exposure to UV rays is the fastest way to age your skin; so be sure to be sun sensible and choose the best protection products for you! Here’s what you should do:
- Learn the lingo: SPF refers to the product’s ability to block out the sun’s harmful rays. UVA rays age your skin while UVB rays burn your skin; both can cause damage when skin is overexposed. The SPF number reflects a product’s ability to screen UVB rays. For this reason, look for broad spectrum sunscreen/sunblock.
- Protect your hair: From wearing a hat, to applying a sun protection product to your hair, the way you treat and protect your beautiful hair will dictate its health and vitality. Don’t forget to deeply condition it along the way too.
- Throw away old products: Sunscreen and other sun protection products generally last for up to one year. If you truly want to protect and nourish your skin, be sure to invest in new products every summer. This is the only way to guarantee a sun savvy season.
- Limit your hours in the sun: Lying on the beach can be super relaxing, however be sure to limit your time under the hot sun. Protect kids with the best sun protection you can get your hands on and make sure it is waterproof and water resistant.