Who doesn’t love summertime? Working or lazing in the sun, you can enjoy all the delights that summer has to offer especially if you keep in mind a few tips for sun safety. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, aging skin is more likely to develop skin cancer. In part, this is due to the nature of sun damage, it accumulates over time. Below are tips to help keep your skin safe in the summer sun.
- Keep your baths or showers short. It conserves water and helps you avoid over drying your skin.
- Protect yourself from the sun by applying a broad spectrum, water resistant sunscreen SPF 30 or better.
- Seek the shade when you can, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the sun’s rays are most intense.
- Wear protective clothing and a hat. Wear gloves when working under the sun to protect your hands.
- Stay hydrated.
- See a dermatologist for regular cancer screenings.