National Sun Safety Month And You!
Here at Universal Dermatology and Vein Care, we can help you improve the appearance and health of your skin, hair, nails and veins using a wide range of our technology-based treatments. We can also help you to protect yourself from the harmful effects of overexposure to the sun by practicing sun safety. Where skincare is concerned, prevention goes a long way. During the summer, the sun is at its hottest and most harmful. It makes sense therefore that extra care is taken to protect your skin. Sun safety should be practiced by persons of all walks – ethnicities, ages, and creeds. In celebration of National Sun Safety month this August, we are sharing with you some of our best tips!
National Sun Safety, Safety Tips:
National Sun Safety month is designed to raise awareness about the dangers of overexposure of the skin to the sun’s rays. Overexposure can lead to premature aging, unsightly and uneven skin tone and even various forms of cancers – some of which can be fatal. It is important that one becomes aware of these risks, as well as how to ward against them. You can proactively protect their skin and health by:
Sunscreen helps to block many of the sun’s harmful rays from negatively affecting the skin. Persons should use sunscreens with both UVA and UVB ray protection, and an SPF of 15 or greater. If you are using insect repellents, ensure that you use a sunscreen with an even greater SPF than you would normally use. This is due to an approximate 1/3 reduction in the overall effectiveness of sunscreens when coupled with repellents.
Wearing protective clothing:
We know summers are hot. However, wearing protective garments such as long-sleeved tops and pants wherever possible will help to protect the skin from the sun’s rays. One good compromise is to wear protective clothing made from natural fabrics such as cotton, which are cooler as they are more breathable. Natural fabrics in this way are also better for the skin, as they help keep you cooler and reduce the likelihood of irritation.