Soaking in sunlight is an eminent source of Vitamin D. The body needs to get out of bed and indulge in some physical activities.
However, exposure time to the sun certainly poses threats to the health of an individual.
Exposure to UV rays is known to make the skin vulnerable to skin cancer, sunburns, and early aging. This is preventable by following some tips and precautions daily.
Protecting those Gorgeous Eyes
The skin under the eyes is the thinnest and most vulnerable to UV (Ultraviolet) rays. Protecting your eyes becomes crucial to avoid muscular degeneration and cataracts.
Sunglasses are the best way to create a shield around your eyes. However, it is of utmost importance to choose UV protector sunglasses.
It is acceptable to get muddled between the tinted sunglasses and UV protectant ones. The tinted sunglasses might not be the right choice.
The pupils dilate when you wear tinted sunglasses, and thus the number of UV radiations reaching the eyes increases.
Remember to select the sunglasses that wrap around the eyes to provide maximum protection.
Lather, Apply and Repeat
UV rays are carcinogenic. Exposure to it for longer durations can lead to some incurable diseases.
The skin of color has a higher chance of getting melasma because of the presence of a higher percentage of melanocytes.
The hyperpigmentation once initiated, causes a chain to follow, making it difficult to handle and cure. This makes it all the more necessary to apply a generous amount of sunscreen to the exposed parts of the body.
How to choose a sunscreen?
With thousands of options available in the market, it can be a pretty arduous task to pick up one. The manufacturers change the composition regularly to fit the parameters of a perfect sunscreen.
Opt for a broad spectrum sunscreen with a minimum of SPF30.
It is advisable to use a mineral sunscreen over a physical one.
The mineral sunscreens contain zinc oxide and titanium oxide which form a protecting shield over the face. Moreover, these chemicals do not enter the bloodstream making it a perfect choice for even to be moms.
Besides this, it is essential to read labels before buying one.
Check if the sunscreen is NAFE safe. This means it has no added teenage alcohol, no added fragrance, and no essential oils.
For the right sunscreen choice, consult the best dermatologist near you. NOW!
Keep that Water Intake in-check
Be sure to drink at least 2-3 liters of water in a day to flush out the toxins from the body.
When in the sun, it is normal to get dehydrated. Hence, making it paramount to carry a bottle of water while traveling in the sun.
However, if plain water is not something that floats your boat, you can have liquid intake through other sources.
Coconut water for one is a great source to fill your stomach and be hydrated at the same time. Further, it is a ginormous source of Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin C.
Collagen-rich smoothies are also a great way to improve skin elasticity and avoid those fine lines.
Taking a moment of your daily routine to apply sunscreen and hydrate your skin can make a huge difference.
The signs of either aging or cancer are not visible instantly. As more people are stepping out of the house after the pandemic, it is essential to maintain overall health. You can always consult Dr. Vidushi Singal for her expertise in anti-aging treatments.