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Tips To Protect Fair Skin From Damage

By: Rima Chowdhury

Believe it or not, summer is the most expensive season of all! You need to buy a sunscreen, hydrating lotion, deodorant, perfume, face wipes, etc. Inspite of spending lots of money on cosmetic products, some people forget to remember the fact that protecting their skin is extremely important, especially during the summer days.

Due to excessive exposure to UV rays, your skin could develop wrinkles, sun spots and breakouts, which can further lead to its damage. However, even if you are wearing a high-quality sunscreen with good SPF value, there are other things as well that you must take care of.

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Listed below are some of the best tips to protect skin from damage, take a look.


1. Limit Your Time Under The Sun

If you are going out and spending the whole day under the sun, it is always good to limit the time. Staying long hours under the sun may affect your skin to a great deal and SPF washes away after just a few hours. Instead of re-applying sunscreen after an equal interval of time, it is always preferable to limit the time you spend under the sun.

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2. Time Matters

One important factor to consider while protecting your fair skin from damage is you should pay attention to the time you're stepping out. You should prevent going out between 10 AM and 4 PM, as the sun tends to be the strongest during these hours. You could go out early morning before 10 AM or after 7 PM.


3. Wear A UPF Shirt

You should prefer to cover up yourself in a UPF shirt, as these shirts help to block the harmful UV rays of the sun from penetrating into the skin cells. According to certain studies, wearing a UPF shirt is extremely important, as it helps to block 98 per cent of the sun's rays.


4. Pay Attention To Your Ears, Neck And Hands

You may apply an ounce full of sunscreen on the face, but the majority of them stop working on the ears, hands as well as the neck. A recent study has noted that 80 per cent of the skin cancer happens due to unprotected spots like the ones present on the neck, hands and the V line of the chest region. It is always good to apply a good amount of sunscreen to all the areas which are exposed to the sun.


5. Wear A Sun Hat

While stepping out of the home, it is always good to wear a sun hat. Bring a wide-brimmed sun hat, as it helps to protect the top of the head and also defends your face and hair. Excessive exposure of the skin as well as the hair to UV rays can prove to be extremely dangerous for an individual. So, it is always good to carry a hat during summer days.


6. Wear Sunglasses

Not only the skin and hair, but even your eyes can be affected due to extreme revelation to the sun. In order to protect your eyes from the UV rays, you should wear sunglasses. Wearing sunglasses under the hot sun may help to protect your eyes from cataracts and pterygium. Always purchase a sunglass which contains 99% or 100% UVA and UVB protection and the ones that wrap completely around your eyes, so that it protects your eye and eye corners.

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7. Use A Cleanser

Using a cleanser after a long day out can help to keep your skin clear and glowing all the time. If you have dry and irritated skin, sun damage may increase the risk of irritation and inflammation on the skin and hence it is always good to use a cleanser.


8. Consume More Of Antioxidants

One natural way to minimise the damage on the skin is to consume a good amount of antioxidant-rich foods. You should consume fruits and veggies that are not only rich in protein, vitamins and antioxidants but high in water content as well. Water-rich food helps to protect our body from the summer heat and also helps to keep the body hydrated all day long.


9. Pay Attention To Your Feet And Nose

Two common places that get tanned and damaged easily due to the sun rays are the nose and foot regions. It is advised to wear a pair of socks when you step out and also apply a good amount of sunscreen on the corners of the nose to avoid skin damage from the sun.

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