How to Avoid Sunburns This Spring

Tis’ the season! The outdoor temperature is slowly rising, the sky is a little bluer, the water is a little warmer and being outdoors sounds a LOT more appealing. Let us not forget about the dangerous UVB and UVA rays you experience more in the spring. The majority of folks know what a sunburn feels like, as well as what it looks like: You’ll turn red just like a lobster, your skin is uncomfortably warm, it’s possible to blister, and in the end you’ll peel. However, the professional body sugaring services of Bare Body Sugaring will go over what a sunburn actually does to the skin.

A sunburn involves an over exposure to ultraviolet rays. Any color or redness you get from the sun rays has done damage to the skin cell’s DNA. That’s also the reason why you’ll peel after getting burnt. It is the body’s way of shedding those damaged cells. If you’ve been sunburned over 5 times in your life, you’ll double the risk of receiving melanoma. Let us take care of our skin, as well as do our best to protect it! In addition, after being sugared, just wait 24 to 48 hours before any exposure to the sun.

Here are ten ways you can protect your skin in these warm spring days.

1. Get a sunscreen which protects you from both UVB and UVA rays .

Most after-shave moisturizers and lotions contain a sunscreen (typically SPF 15 or higher) already in them, and it’s enough for daily activities with a couple of minutes here and there inside the sun. But, if you work outdoors or spend lots of time outside, you need water-resistant, stronger, beachwear-type sunscreen which holds together on the skin. The "very water resistant" and “water resistant” types also are great for warm days or when playing sports, because they are less likely to drip inside the eyes as you sweat. But those sunscreens might not be as good for day-to-day wear. They’re stickier, do not go as well with makeup, and must be reapplied every 2 hours.

Most of the sunscreens in the market today blend many different active physical and chemical sunscreen ingredients to offer broad-spectrum protection. Typically, at least 3 active ingredients are called for. Generally, these generally include salicylates, PABA derivatives, and/or cinnamates (cinoxate and octylmethoxycinnamate) for UVB absorption; benzophenones (like sulisobenzone and oxybenzone) for shorter-wavelength UVA protection; as well as zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, ecamsule (MexorylTM), or avobenzone for the rest of the UVA spectrum.

2. Reapply your sunscreen as instructed on its container

3. Find some shade!

4. Use sunglasses with UV protection. (Eyeballs may also get damaged)

5. An oversized hat

6. Avoid being outdoors during the warmest times of the day

7. Put on your sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes before stepping outdoors

8. Be cautious of reflective surfaces like water

9. Are you taking medicines? Consult your doctor to check if any of them produce sun sensitivity

10. Check the sunscreen’s expiration date