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How To Protect Your Skin From The Sun

Even the bears are sun tanning. But humans aren’t like bears. We don’t have a fur coat protecting our skin from harmful UV rays that can cause more damage than just burns on our skin. So how do you protect our skin from the sun?

How To Protect Your Skin From The Sun This Summer

Wear A Hat

Okay, not everyone like to wear a hat but wearing a hat keeps the sun off your face and out of your eyes. A hat also helps to protect your skin from the sun by making it so you don’t overheat or get sunstroke. Trust me when I say — sunstroke is not something you want to deal with.

Use A Sun Shade

You can enjoy the sun while in the water but when you are out of the water at the beach, pick yourself up a sunshade to rest under. Sun shelters or tents help keep everyone safe while still being able to enjoy the day and is a sure way to protect your skin from the sun during the summer.

Sunscreen for the beach

A quality sunscreen is a must if you are wanting to protect your skin from the sun. Sunscreen with SPF 60 or higher such as NEUTROGENA BEACH DEFENSE which comes in either a lotion or spray and is something I use because it’s fuss-free and reliable up to 80 minutes in the water, which is great if you are going swimming.

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Cover Up

When you aren’t in the water, grab a throw, towel or cover up to keep your skin protected from the harmful suns rays. You don’t realize how hot it can get and how quickly your skin can burn without a cover-up on. So make sure you use one.

Travel Sunscreen on The Go

Another thing you might forget when trying to protect your skin from the sun is using a sunscreen specifically made for your face and hands. One of my favorites to use is NEUTROGENA ULTRA SHEER® Face & Body Stick. I love this travel stick because it is SPF 50+ and great for throwing in my purse for when I’m on the go.

Stay out of the Sun

If you are really worried about how to protect your skin from the sun don’t risk it. Stay indoors. Stay out of the sun. If you can’t and must go out than try to at least avoid the sunshine between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. because that is when the sun is usually at its hottest and when you will need the most protection of all.

If all else fails and your family won’t listen to you about protecting themselves while playing in the sun. There is another alternative. It’s a stretch and one you shouldn’t take lightly. But you can always have “THE TALK” with them. Just ask Kristen Bell.

Protecting yourself from the sun and sun exposure is important. We wish you all the best end of summer and keep yourself safe!


I partnered with NEUTROGENA to bring you this article. All opinions are 100% my own. 
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