No feature on surviving summer
holiday season would be complete
without hammering the point of sun
protection. You. Must. Cover. Up.
Every single day. It’s as simple, and
as inconvenient, as that.
Item one on your summer
shopping list should be a broad-
spectrum sun block. Broad-spectrum
protection blocks both UVA and
UVB rays from the sun, and an SPF
factor of at least 30 is essential.
Sun protection isn’t just an issue
at the beach or by the pool. Every
morning apply a sunscreen to all
exposed areas, including your
face. These days there are plenty
of good-quality sunscreens for the
face, so there’s no excuse for not
applying one. To boost protection,
apply a topical antioxidant serum
containing free-radical guzzling
goodies such as Vitamin C.
Reapplying during the day is
admittedly not a viable option for
those who wear makeup to work.
To keep your protection levels
going, touch up with mineral
makeup, which acts as a sunblock,
during the day.
If you’re in the sun for an
extended period, you’ll need to
cover up with more than just a
lotion. Wear loose long-sleeved
clothing, sunglasses with UV
protection and a hat.
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