Depending where you live in the U.S., you may have waited months for some of that lovely, warm sunshine. However, once the warm months hit, we tend to want to be outside as much as possible while it lasts.
While it’s great to be outdoors for exercise, fresh air, and a healthy dose of Vitamin D, you also have to consider the health of your skin and how to protect it from harsh UV rays. Here are 6 summer sun protection tips…
1. Wear Sunscreen
This is perhaps the most obvious thing to do to protect your skin from the sun, but many Americans neglect doing this or they use sunscreen that offers inadequate protection.
WebMD suggests using sunscreen that has a sun protection factor (SPF) or 30 or higher, with “broad spectrum” protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Apply liberally to all exposed skin, at least 15 minutes before you plan to trek out into the sunshine.