Do you remember to put enough sunscreen on when you are in the sun? Even if you are not tanning and just going for a walk? The summer is near and it’s important that you protect yourself and your skin. Even when it’s not summer, the sun is strong and you should wear sunscreen often.
Never go out without putting sunscreen on
The sun is strong during the summer, even on cloudy days. So it is vey important to always wear sunscreen when you go out. It is not enough to only put it on when you go out sunbathing or go to the beach. The important thing is to also remember it when you go out for a walk, play sports or when the sun doesn’t seem that strong. As you can read here, I really care about my skin, so I am really conscious about the use of sunscreen.
Even when you are seeking shade under a parasol or the sky is cloudy, the sun will still burn through. The UV-rays are still incredibly strong since they are reflected in sand and water. So protect your skin with sunscreen during the summer and never underestimate the power of the sun.
It is also important to remember applying enough sunscreen throughout the day when you are outside. A well-known rule is to use one handful of sunscreen for your body – and it’s of course always safer to cover yourself twice. While you are out, it’s important to repeat every 2-3 hours or if you have been in the water or sweating a lot.
Yes, you will still get that tan with sunscreen on!
Most people, including myself, are on a mission during the summertime. We want to get that hot tan! No makeup, outfit or accessories can beat the glow of a nice suntan. However, on the contrary, it really doesn’t look nice with a sunburn!
It’s a myth that you don’t get tanned while using sunscreen. The only thing is, that it will take a bit longer. But on the positive note, you will avoid damaging your skin and getting sunburned. Using a good sunscreen also stimulates the melanin production in your skin, which means you can reach a nicer result with a longer-lasting color.
Have I convinced you yet?
What to do if you end up getting sunburned.
Yes, I know sometimes you just still end up with that sunburn. Either because you haven’t been cautious, haven’t used high enough protection or simply because you just didn’t put or not enough sunscreen on. It can really hurt, and if you have been badly burned you can even get ill.
There are a lot of things you can do to make it better and treat the sunburn. You can find a lot of ideas on how to protect yourself in the sun here. One small thing I think most people don’t think about is also to drink enough water. Your body and skin need to be hydrated, so drink lots of water!
You can also treat the burned areas with moisturizing lotions. There are tons of different after-sun lotions but my personal recommendation is to use aloe vera. Pure aloe vera is the best but can be quite sticky, so you might want to use a good after-sun containing aloe vera.
Make sure that the after-sun lotion don’t have a lot of chemicals and try to keep it as natural as possible. Some chemicals can do even more harm to your burned skin. Another tip is to keep the after-sun lotion in the fridge. That way you get a natural cooling effect when you put it on!