Summer is here and this means visits to the beach, lake and pool with the sun out in full force. As most people have experienced, it sure doesn’t take much to get a sunburn. Sunscreens wear off, wash off, sweat off and reapplying at least every two hours is a must to prevent sunburns.
People generally know to apply sunscreen when they first go out in the sun, but what I have seen happen time and time again (particularly with men) is that they often don’t apply sunscreen to their skin until they see a burn or redness. Once the skin is sunburned, applying more sunscreen over a burn won’t provide additional protection so at this point, getting completely out of the sun is the best thing you can do. Or at the very least, cover up with a t-shirt and get in the shade.
If you see redness or a sunburn, follow these instructions:
-Get out of the sun immediately and get indoors
-If you can’t go inside, seek shade under an awning, tree or umbrella
-Put on a t-shirt to filter out additional UV rays that come with daylight
Getting a sunburn is painful and damaging to the skin, so be sure to protect your skin adequately so you can have fun in the sun!
Once the skin is burned, read: How To Soothe A Sunburn
Read: 6 Summer Skin Care Tips
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