How to Choose the Right Sun Protection?

Exposing to the sun for a long time may eventually lead to sun damage such as wrinkles and age spots. Taking proper protection can prevent these blemishes and even prevent skin cancer. If you have been sunburned, you can also use the following methods to heal your skin.  

There are many sun-protective products on the market. How to choose the right way is a worthy considering problem because it is vital to your skin health. To keep your skin healthy and protect against UV rays, there are some basic rules to follow.

Firstly, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day to protect against both UVA and UVB rays. It should have an SPF of at least 30. Reapply sunscreen at least every 80 minutes. If you swim or sweat frequently, remember to apply sunscreen after that. If you often forget to apply, you can choose a waterproof sunscreen so that even if your skin gets wet, it will keep working for 40 to 80 minutes. Almost every sunscreen has its own waterproof rating, so you should read the label and follow instructions carefully. SPF measures how well a product filters out UVB rays. The higher the SPF, the more protection the sunscreen can provide. Regardless of the SPF you use; you must use it at least every 2 hours.

UVB rays can be reflected from the surrounding sand, water and concrete onto your skin, so when you sit under an umbrella or a tree, they do not provide full protection. The bigger the umbrella or the denser the leaves in the tree above you, the better sun protection you can get. While these shading are not enough. Therefore, our clothes and hats are the best way to protect your skin. Sun protection is the most effective way to cover our skin. All clothes have the function of protecting our skin, not to mention sun-protective clothes specially made for UPF rating. In summer, people usually like to wear a T-shirt and wear a sunscreen suit. Sun protection clothing is very thin and light, but they have a good sunscreen effect. Fabrics such as twill, denim or spandex, which are tightly woven fabrics, can filter out more UV rays. Darker clothes also block more light than lighter clothes. When you spend a long time under the sun, consider buying a garment with UPF (UV Protection Factor) that accurately indicates how much it provides protection for you. For example, a thin white T-shirt has a UPF of about 5, while a special spandex “sun shirt” or rash guard specifically for outdoor sportswear can have a UPF of 50 or higher.

In addition, a sun hat is not only a fashion accessory, but also the best tool to protect our head and face. There are a lot of hats for the summer. The most classic one is the bucket hat and a wide-brimmed hat. The deep hat crown of the bucket hat and the wide brim of the wide-brimmed hat are one of people’s favorite reasons. Many people choose a bucket hat because it is both stylish and practical.