Honestly, this title sounds a little too good to be true. But, its not! I’ve recently found out the scary ways the sun is still penetrating our skin, even if we do wear SPF everyday. Some of these things I’ve never thought about before! So of course I wanted to share 🙂
Harmful Rays Go Through Your Clothes. Maybe I’m naive, but I always thought that wearing long sleeves or pants would protect me from the harmful sun rays since I don’t get a tan. However, thats not the case. There is clothing with technology that blocks the harmful rays from penetrating your skin. It’s called UPF (ultra violet protection factor). Look for swim suits and clothing with UPF in it to further protect your skin, especially your chest and neck. I’ve done some research and found some brands that sell UPF clothing. Lily Pulitzer is one of them.
Bonus: This is very important for little children and pregnant mothers.
Your Sunglasses Could Be Harming You. Researchers have shown that wearing sunglasses can protect the delicate eye area from developing aging lines and the eyeball itself. However, if your sunglasses are scratched, they are not doing the job well. Scratches diminish the ability to protect from UVA/UVB rays. If yours are scratched, its best to buy a new pair and keep them protected in a case when not in use.
Put The Sunscreen Where You Can See it. Studies have shown that placing your suncreen next to your most used protects in your bathroom vanity made users reach for the product more often. It’s easy to forget to put it on, but when its right there every morning, its easier. Make life easier and worry free, do this for yourself.
Hats. They provide shade for your face but most people forget that your scalp is most effected by the sun. It is very difficult to put sunscreen on your scalp without getting it in your hair and making it greasy. So opt for a very cute floppy hat when going to the beach or outside for a long period of time.