5 Amazing Tips To Protect Your Skin in Summers
May 22, 2019 | Abigail Mckay

5 Amazing Tips To Protect Your Skin in Summers

 

Summertime is quickly approaching, so it is time to review a few basic summer rules to keep your skin healthy and sunburn free without missing out on exciting opportunities. Hopefully, these guidelines will instill a safe, skin-conscious mindset that will enable you to take full advantage of the summer fun and sun.

 

1.   Wear Sunscreen

   This rule is the golden standard during the hot summer months and is encouraged by dermatologists year around.

   Anytime you are out in the sun, you should be aware that there is a risk of sun exposure.  Many do not know that even when it is cloudy out, you are still at risk for sunburn and skin damage.

   It is recommended to replace your sunscreen every year, as they do expire and will not provide the same coverage.

•   Try to use a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30 and reapply every two hours throughout the day.  For babies and toddler or those with sensitive skin, aim for a sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher.

 

2.   Stay in the shade

   As much as possible, aim to stay in the shade.

   Utilize a beach or pool umbrella or stay under a pavilion while outdoors.  However, when staying in the shade is not possible, consider wearing a broad-brimmed hat to provide coverage for your face and shoulders.

 

3.   Avoid Outdoor Activities during Peak Sun Hours

   During the summer months, try going to the beach or pool during the morning hours.

   The sun is hottest in the afternoon, so to avoid the intense UV rays, stay inside during the early to mid-afternoon hours.

 

4.   Be Conscious of Medications

   Certain medications can increase your risk of sunburn and sun damage, and it is essential to be aware of what medications you are taking and the side effects they may have.

   For more information on your medications and if they increase sun sensitivity, speak with your pharmacist.

 

5.   Check Yourself and Your Family Members Skin

   Regular skin checks are encouraged throughout the year but should be performed more frequently during the summer months.

   Use the acronym ABCDE when checking your moles and other skin lesions.

   Asymmetry- Are the sides of your mole unequal?

   Border- Are the sides uneven?

   Color-Is it two different colors?

   Diameter- Is the mole smaller than a pencil eraser?

   Evolving- Is the mole rapidly changing over time?

 

Shifa4U is here to help you find a dermatologist near you to kick off your summer season with a skin check to provide you with peace of mind. Or call us on health helpline 042-111-748-748 or whatsapp us: 03247443248

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Abigail Mckay

Abigail has been a nurse for five years, and throughout her time as a nurse, she has worked in multiple medical-surgical units as well as spent time in the infusion therapy clinic and endoscopy lab. She is passionate about preventative medicine through patient education regarding nutrition and exercise. Due to her passion, Abigail has gone on to earn two certifications including a certification in medical-surgical nursing (CMSRN) and a certification in holistic nursing (HNB-BC), in hopes of being able to better serve her patients. Abigail earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. She is currently staying at home with her children while continuing to work towards bettering patient education in the healthcare system through partnering with American TelePhysicians. She is a wife to Max McKay, and a mom to two boys, Titus (3) & Silas (1).