5 Tips For Protecting Your Skin From The Sun
after a long hard winter we all crave those long summer months whether it's days on the beach or lounging in the garden that sun we have all been craving can also do us harm
More than 90% of skin cancer is caused by sun exposure. ...
Each hour, 1 person dies from skin cancer. ...
Skin cancer accounts for more than 50% of all cancers combined. ...
More than one million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year.
- Here are our 5 tips for protecting your skin from the sun
The first and most obvious is a good sun screen but a recent study shown that 14% of men and 30 % of women regularly put sunscreen on a good quality sunscreen
a sunscreen should be applied at least one ounce of sunscreen (enough to fill a shot glass) at least 15 to 30 minutes before going outside. Also use a lip balm or lipstick that contains sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB radiation
some of the best rated sunscreens are
Ambre Solaire Sensitive Advanced Dry Mist Spray SPF50+ 200ml. ...
Piz Buin Mountain Sun Cream with SPF 50 50 ml. ......
SunSense Kids Roll On with SPF50 and Sunscreen 50 ml There are many more similar products widely available
- Tip 2 wear a wide brim hat preferably with uv protection
While you still need to slather your skin with sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays, a hat can help give added coverage for the skin on your ears and neck.
Some of the best rated uv hats are
the top of the range is the Tilley hat
these hats are all uv protection guaranteed they are all crushable,water repellent,machine washable and they come with the Tilley lifetime guarantee
here at j and p hats we do have a good range of budget u v protection hats
including the jamont wide brim hat
and we also sell a great range of children's u v protection hats
- tip 3 keep out of the sun at peak times
Limit the amount of time you’re in the sun between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. This is when the sun's rays are the most intense. Practice the shadow rule: if your shadow is shorter than you, the sun's rays are at their strongest, and you should find shade.
Also a good idea if your on the beach or garden is to erect a shelter these can be bought cheaply and many are flip action erected these are ideal for protecting children as it is best to keep them in the shade all day
- tip 4 if possible wear long sleeve or long shorts
If possible, wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants. Dark clothing with tightly woven fabric blocks more sun than white or loosely woven fabrics. For additional protection, look for clothes made with special sun-protective materials.
Here at j and p hats we also sell sun blocking sleeves these are ideal teamed up with shorts or t shirts and will also protect you from the sun
these sleeves are ideal for driving avoiding a lorry tan where the sun can catch you on one side burning you arm next to the window
they are also ideal for cycling , golf avoiding the dreaded golfers tan , fishing hiking any outdoor pursuits
- Tip 5 wear a good quality pair of sunglasses
a pair of sunglasses. Sunglasses with lenses that have 99% to 100% UV absorption provide optimal protection for the eyes and the surrounding skin.
here are just a few of 100 % uv absorption sunglasses on the market
ATTCL Unisex Sunglasses 100% Polarized UV Protection For Women and Men
DUCO Shades Classic Oversized Polarised Sunglasses for Women and Ladies 100% UV Protection 1220
Ray Ban Sunglasses offer excellent sun protection and come in a wide variety of styles for men and woman
while our bodies need Vitamin D which is essential for healthy bones. In the UK we get most of our vitamin D from sunlight exposure Be careful out there enjoy the summer
but always practice safe sun