Spending the day outside in the sun may be fun, but sunburns are certainly not. Here are three tips to prevent sunburn this summer:
1. Use a broad spectrum sunblock. Look for a label that offers “broad-spectrum coverage.” This means it contains both UVA- and UVB-blocking ingredients.
2. Apply your sunblock 30 minutes before sun exposure. You need to give your skin the time to absorb the product. Make sure you use enough to cover your skin – do not be skimpy with your sunscreen – you and your skin are worth it!
3. Use antioxidants in your daily skin care regimen. If you add an antioxidant serum in your morning regimen before you apply your sunscreen, you will enhance the protection and help to slow signs of aging.
4. Sunburns do happen: Despite all our efforts, sometimes sunburns happen. Perhaps you are out longer than expected and don’t reapply your sunscreens as often as you should (every two hours is ideal), you are in and out of the water and the sunblock you applied has washed off, or, you simply forget to apply protection in the first place. Ouch!