Written By Grace Wilson / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
We live in polluted environments, and the effects are reflected in every aspect - from food and water to climate changes and high UV radiation that cause sunburns and other skin problems. And people usually don’t take proper care of their skin, forgetting that this is the largest organ of their body.
Hygiene and cosmetics are essential but not enough for keeping it protected from the sun that could be harmful. However, there are multiple solutions on how to keep your skin protected and prevent it from negative UV radiation effects throughout the year, and beat the sunburns successfully.
Sunburns: Skin’s No. 1 Enemy
There’s never enough sun and carefree days at the beach or at your yard while sunbathing, playing volleyball, running in the morning, surfing, or drinking coffee with your friends. Although most of us have this habit of checking the temperature before we get out of the house, and we usually adjust our outfit to this information, we forget to check a more important thing - UV index.
According to the World Health Organization, chronic exposure to UV causes a number of degenerative changes in the cells, which leads to the appearance of freckles, pigmented areas, wrinkles, photoaging, sunburns, and melanoma. Moreover, UV exposure can negatively affect eye disorders and cataract onset, as well as immune system damage. So, the only way to successfully protect our skin from this is to be aware of the negative impact of sun overexposure and avoiding it.
How To Track UV Index and Stay Away From Its Negative Impact?
Thankfully, with the development of technology and our Smartphones, we can do it in one click. Installing an app for skin safety right into your Smartphone that will help you track the UV index and react accordingly to this information in case it is too high.
The best way to protect from high UV radiation is staying at home and avoiding its peaks, which is usually set between noon and 3 p.m. Spending your time at the beach during this critical period can cause severe sunburns and skin damage, and this is something you should definitely want to avoid.
Even when the weather is cloudy, the period between noon and 3 p.m. is absolutely undesirable for spending it outside since UV radiation still has the potential to reflect through the sand and water and cause undesired consequences to the skin. Here is what you can do to avoid the negative consequences of a high UV light index.
Use Sunscreen Protection Cream With High UV and UVB Factors
No matter if you’re spending your day at the beach, heading to work, or meeting with your friends, make sure your whole body is protected with sunscreen. This is especially important for your face.
Organize Your Day Around the Sun
This means avoiding being outside at the highest peak, between 12 and 3 p.m. This is especially important if you’re spending your vacation with your kids and infants whose skin is especially sensitive to the sun. You can go to the beach early in the morning and then before noon you can go to lunch and find a shady space to hide from the sun.
Use Other Protective Supplies Both on the Beach and in the Backyard
Don’t forget that you also spend time in the sun when sitting in your garden, too, and that you need proper protection from the negative effects of UV lights. For that reason, using pergolas in Sydney is quite a popular option to cover the sitting area in your yard where you spend the majority of your free time.
Even if this is only a breakfast area or space where you gather with your friends, you should ensure to have a shady space where UV rays cannot break through so easily. Moreover, pergolas can fit very well in your existing yard’s landscape, so everything looks elegant, exotic, and has a sea-like atmosphere.
Sun Protection: Skin’s No. 1 Ally
If you want a faithful ally for your skin then you should combine all the types of sun protection we described above. Using sunscreen cream with a high factor, avoiding that specific part of the day to spend outside, utilizing different apps to check what is the UV light index, and dressing up according to temperatures will definitely save you from any possible sunburning and let you enjoy yourself freely in the sun whether it is on the beach or in your backyard.
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My name is Grace Wilson. I'm a 27-year-old biotechnologist and kind of a bookish girl. Surfing the Internet is my favorite, that's why I've turned to blogging. Following the healthy mindset and lifestyle is what I consider as my life principle. If interested, follow my twitter.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.