Protecting Your Skin this Summer

3 Jun

Skin protection should be a major factor in your skin care regimen. Today the power of the sun is increasing and you can literally burn within minutes. This is very true for everyone including children, infants, men, seniors, and women as well as for those who like to sunbathe with minimal clothing on.

It is not just being directly outside in the sunlight that poses the most risk. You can still absorb rays through your car’s windshield while driving and through your windows. Your body absorbs the rays from the sun even on a cloudy day.

Beauty products today come with a SPF rating and you should use these whenever possible. The higher the rating the more protection you have from the sun. The sun is at its strongest from 10 am to 4 pm and this is the time when you want to be extremely careful. Use sun lotion with a high SPF factor if you intend to be outside during these hours.

This is especially true if you like to sunbathe topless. Your breasts are not used to being exposed to the elements and can burn quite easily. While it may make you feel great to have brown and sun tanned breasts you won’t feel as happy if they get burnt and blister.

If you insist of sun tanning your breasts by going topless do so slowly. Allow your breasts to get accustomed to the air and the sun. It is preferable to actually sit in the shade at first. Then gradually move out into the sunlight for just a few minutes at a time. This way you can tan comfortably and safely. Can you imagine what it would feel like trying to wear clothes on top of badly burned breasts? Not something you would want to go through.

Apply lots of lotion to your breasts and any other exposed areas including your face, arms, legs and stomach. In fact it is wise to cover any exposed area of skin with sun lotion. Plus don’t forget your lips and eye area too, these are both delicate areas which can burn quickly.

While swimming will help to cool you down you must remember to apply new sunscreen once you come out of the water. Dermatologists recommend re-applying sunscreen every two hours in the heat of summer.

So whether you are going for a full body tan or just want to enjoy the sun and fun of summer, remember to protect your skin first. This includes using sun lotion and drinking plenty of water to keep hydrated.