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Tips for Taking Care of the Skin

Don’t have time to do intensive skin care? You can make it through basic care. Good skin care and healthy lifestyle can help delay natural aging and prevent various skin problems. Get started with these non-nonsense tips.

One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. Too much sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems as well as increase the risk of skin cancer. To get a full protection, you should apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 and it also protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Apply more sunscreen if you have planned to stay outside for a long period of time. Reapply it every two hours or more often if you are swimming or sweating. Use sunscreen properly. Ultraviolet rays can damage the skin within 15 minutes. To protect your skin, apply sunscreen to every part of the body at least 15 minutes before going out, even if it is cloudy.  

Avoid going outside between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun’s rays are intense. Plan your outdoor activities early in the morning or late in the afternoon. You can also find or create shadows if you have to be exposed to the sun for some time. When you are strolling in the park or going camping, or spending time on the beach, try to find the shade, if there is no natural shade, use a beach umbrella.

Another way to keep your skin protected from the sun is to wear sun-protective clothing. For example, cover your skin with tightly woven long-sleeved shirts, long pants and wide-brimmed sun hats. The wide-brimmed hat not only covers the face, but also protects other easily forgotten parts such as the ears and scalp. As one of the most popular hats in recent years, the bucket hat is favored by many hipsters and hip-hop rappers. Not only young people like to wear it, the elder also wear it as a functional hat. A bucket hat features a moderate brim and deep crown which makes it different from other hats, such as baseball caps and straw hats. The bucket hat comes in a variety of designs, patterns, sizes, colors and shapes to meet different needs of people. Bucket hats are not only used in casual occasions but also used in most of outdoors activities, such as hiking, camping and fishing.

Except sun hats, you also need to wear a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes. People often wear sunglasses while spending their time at the beach. Sunglasses can protect your eyes from UV rays that would cause eye problems, such as cataracts. Expensive sunglasses do not guarantee better protection. Look for a pair that can block 99% or 100% of UVB and UVA rays.

Don’t forget to shade your children in the sun. All of these tips are important to them, including hats and sunglasses. Children are more likely to get sunburned even get risk of skin cancer. It is important to develop their good habits for protecting themselves from the sun.