How to keep your skin healthy during the summer months:
There is no doubt that the Vitamin D we absorb from the sun leaves us feeling cheery and revitalized especially after long hours cooped up in the office. Once the summer months reach their peak temperatures the once soothing rays can quickly turn on us zapping us of all our energy, and leaving our skin sun spotted and thirsty. How can I make sure my skin stays supple during these summer months you ask? Well, let us fill you in…
1. Make friends with H2O. Higher temperatures and more time outdoors leads to internal dehydration. Start quenching your skin’s thirst from the inside out. Consuming eight-8 oz. classes of pure H2O will keep your body from dehydration.
2. Cover up. We all know that dreaded farmer’s tan is a faux pa, but wrinkles at the tender age of 30 are, let’s face it, worse. When you’re not actually in the waves cover up that beautiful epidermis my friends. This will not only help to preventing laughable tan lines but will help against the damages due caused by the sun’s persistent rays.
3. Screen the sun. Yep, you guessed it, sunscreen. On days that you don’t set out to sunbathe you should still lather up with a SPF of at least 15. We don’t think that walking the few blocks from the tram to work or sitting in our cars on the commute to and from work are a big deal, but the sun’s got it’s eye on you, always. If you’re splashing around or getting in some outdoor cardio, you should be reapplying sunscreen every 2 hours! Remember those wrinkles we talked about earlier? Yikes.
4. Time out. No, you aren’t in trouble. We are talking about taking breaks from the sun if venturing out for extended periods of time. Scoring a shaded spot will not only help with keeping you hydrated, but it will protect your skin from being baked in the afternoon blaze. Shade can provide conditions several degrees cooler than the outward climate. Siesta anyone?
There is a way to have your cake and eat it too. Following these simple tips during summer months will keep you feeling and looking good. Start from the inside and work your way out!