The first thing that comes to mind when you think about summer may be your favourite outdoor activities; all those things you have been dreaming of doing while you were stuck indoor wrapped in layers and layers of fabric during the cold and gloomy winter months. While some fun in the sun can be no harm, there are a few things you should pay attention to when it comes to protecting yourself from the harmful effects of sunlight. These include damages to skin such as uneven pigmentation, dark spots and sunspots, as well as other health conditions such as migraines, dizziness and dehydration. Here are a few point that can help you have a safe summer ahead;
Ointments and Lotions to Safeguard
There are many products available in the market when it comes to suntan and sunscreen lotions, SPF products and other creams and gels that can provide safety to your skin from the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun. While all of these products may not work for your skin, there is no harm in trying a few out to find which brand suits your skin type the best. If you have had a history of skin damage caused by sunlight, you should consult your dermatologist on what type of lotions are recommended for your skin. Be sure to follow the directions for use provided on the container of the lotion to maximise the benefits to your skin from it. Some lotions need to be applied 15-20 minutes prior to exposure to sunlight if the lotion is to be effective.
The Right Kind of Clothes
Clothing is one of the best ways you can provide the safety your body needs when you are out and about during the hot summer days. While you might be interested in wearing as less clothing as possible during the hot months ahead, you might want to look around for sun protection clothing that you can wear while you are outside during the day.
Australian-made UV protection clothing has become a hot topic in the recent years and is something you can now easily access thanks to the internet. You can be assured of the premium quality and design of products as they have been produced right here at home. You can check out the clothes and place your orders through the websites of these local suppliers.
Shelter from the Sun
In order to prevent prolonged exposure to the sun than you might like, it is advisable that you have a sufficiently shaded backyard, so that you can always move away from the direct rays of the sun when you want some shade. If you are heading out to the beach, be sure to take a beach umbrella or any other type of shading equipment to provide you with a little shade to shelter underneath once in a while. Staying out too long under the sun can make you dizzy or give you a headache. It can also dehydrate you because of the heat. So make sure you give yourself sufficient shade and stay hydrated this season, so that you can have many more fun days in the sun to come.