You should never leave out sunscreen as a strategy for sun protection. However, the sun is getting stronger, and according to experts, most people don’t apply sunscreen properly. Slather on the sunscreen before you head out the door and remember to reapply it every few hours or after swimming or sweating, but consider adding some of the following smart moves to your sun safety routine to protect your skin from UV rays.
2. Seek shade. This is a great way to reduce your sun exposure, but it doesn’t keep you completely safe. UVB rays, often considered the most harmful, can still reach you indirectly.
3. Wear sunglasses. Skin cancer often shows up on the eyelids. Protect them with UV-blocking sunglasses.
4. Use makeup with sunscreen. Research shows that daily sunscreen use can cut your risk for melanoma in half. Wear it even when you’re in the office, because UVB rays can make their way through those glass windows that provide the beautiful view from your desk.
5. Wear sun protective clothing. Experts say that fair-skinned people should cover their skin with a protection factor of at least 40 or 50 for adequate protection against UV radiation.
Most clothing has a UPF of only up to 15, and there is no way to tell just by looking at it. Cabana Life sun protective clothing provides tested 50+
UV protection to block 98% of UVA and UVB rays.
When you’re outdoors, you’re vulnerable to sun damage even in overcast weather. Protect yourself by going beyond the sunscreen. Covering up with sun protective clothing can be one of the best ways to stay safe in the sun.