Summer is in full force here in Georgia and although it has been raining more than usual for this time of year, it is still important to protect yourself against the summer sun's harsh UV rays even if there is an overcast. And as moms, we try to still feel sexy and stylish when be keeping safety a priority. Here are some keys points to remember when you are out in the sun this summer.
- Slip on a cover. When you are out in the sun, wear clothing to protect as much skin as possible. Clothes provide different levels of UV protection, depending on many factors. Long-sleeved shirts, long pants, or long skirts cover the most skin and are the most protective. Dark colors generally provide more protection than light colors. A tightly woven fabric protects better than loosely woven clothing. Dry fabric is generally more protective than wet fabric. Covers come in some many styles and colors. You can buy any to match your bathing suit and don't forget some cute flip-flops or wedges to match! :D Be aware that covering up doesn’t block out all UV rays. If you can see light through a fabric, UV rays can get through, too.
- Slop on sunscreen. (And remember to re-apply.) Duh, right? But it’s important to know that sunscreen does not provide total protection against all UV rays. Therefore, a sunscreen should not be used as a way to prolong your time in the sun. Even with proper sunscreen use, some rays get through, which is why using other forms of sun protection is also important. Also remember that some makeups include sunscreen, they may not be the right amount of UV protection you need. Also make sure when choosing a sunscreen product, be sure to read the label before you buy. Sunscreens with broad spectrum protection (against UVA and UVB rays) and with sun protection factor (SPF) values of 30 or higher are recommended. The SPF number is the level of protection the sunscreen provides against UVB rays − a higher number means more protection.
- Slap on a hat. A hat with at least a 2- to 3-inch brim all around is ideal because it protects areas that are often exposed to intense sun, such as the ears, eyes, forehead, nose, and scalp. A dark, non-reflective underside to the brim can also help lower the amount of UV rays reaching the face from reflective surfaces such as water. A baseball cap protects the front and top of the head but not the neck or the ears, where skin cancers commonly develop. Straw hats are not as protective as hats made of tightly woven fabric.
- Wrap on sunglasses to protect the eyes and sensitive skin around them. UV-blocking sunglasses are important for protecting the delicate skin around the eyes, as well as the eyes themselves. Research has shown that long hours in the sun without protecting your eyes increase your chances of developing some eye diseases. I love my Firmoo.com sunglasses for the purposes of feeling stylish and protecting my eyes from the sun.
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