Tips for Keeping Your Skin Healthy in the Summer Sun

women in the sunWhen the sun is shining bright and the temperatures soar, we all enjoy spending time on the beach, in the pool and at family barbecues. And the last thing many people think about is protecting their skin! Although many of us don’t think about it in this way, the skin is the body’s largest organ and is vitally important to take care of – especially in the summer months!

To ensure your skin maintains its healthy glow throughout the long, hot summer, follow our quick tips listed below.

Take Vitamins

Biotin is a great option that can help your hair, skin and nails grow longer and remain healthier in the hot summer sun. Vitamin D is also another beneficial vitamin supplement to take, as it helps to reduce the risk of certain diseases, fight depression and boost weight loss.

Use Sunscreen

As obvious as this tip may be, many individuals forget to follow it. Sure, your body produces Vitamin D when it’s exposed to sunlight, but too much sunlight can be extremely damaging to your skin and overall health. Whether you are planning to spend an hour or the entire day in the sun, remember to use SPF 30 or higher sunscreen that is water resistant and offers protection against UVA and UVB rays.

Moisturize

Just as we need to keep our bodies hydrated, we need to keep our skin hydrated, too! To keep your skin looking and feeling its best during the dry, hot summer months, apply moisturizer daily to help prevent dryness and peeling.

Seek Shade

If you’re sweltering under the sun’s brilliant rays, take a break and head beneath some shade.  Sitting beneath a tree or on a patio will help to cool your body temperature down and reduce sun exposure to your skin. Even wearing a hat can do wonders! And if you’re headed to the beach, please don’t forget an umbrella! Your skin will thank you.

Avoid Tanning Beds

Although a nice, golden bronze tan screams “summer” to our culture, is it really worth harming your body? Tanning beds are just as damaging to your skin and health as direct sunlight is, so do yourself a favor (and save a bit of money) this summer by avoiding the artificially induced glow.

Of course, there are many other tips you can take advantage of to keep your skin healthy during the summertime, but these are just a few of the most important that people of all ages can follow. If you are interested in taking your usual skin regime up a notch, visit WNY Dermatology for chemical peels, classic facials and much more.

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