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Sun Protection 101: Preparing for Summer Sun Exposure

Sun Protection 101

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, marking the unofficial start of summer! As we gear up for BBQs, beach trips, and outdoor fun, it’s crucial to prep our skin for the increased sun exposure. At Simply Dermatology, we’re all about keeping your skin healthy and radiant while you enjoy the sunny days ahead. Here’s your laid-back guide to sun protection this summer.

Why Sun Protection is a Must

We all love soaking up the sun, but it’s important to remember that those UV rays can be harmful. UV-A rays penetrate deep into the skin, causing premature aging and wrinkles, while UV-B rays can burn the skin. Plus, too much sun exposure can increase the risk of skin cancer. So, let’s make sun protection a part of our daily routine to keep our skin looking great and staying healthy.

Top Sun Protection Tips

  1. Grab a Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen Look for a sunscreen that protects against both UV-A and UV-B rays. Our Sheer Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen is a fantastic choice. It’s lightweight, non-greasy, and perfect for everyday use. If you like a bit of tint, check out our Tinted Mineral Sunscreen and Matte Tinted Mineral Sunscreen.
  2. Apply Sunscreen Like a Pro Make sure to apply sunscreen generously to all exposed skin about 15 minutes before heading out. Don’t forget spots like your ears, neck, and the tops of your feet. Remember to reapply every two hours, especially if you’re swimming or sweating.
  3. Cover Up with Protective Clothing Clothing is a great first line of defense against the sun. Opt for long sleeves, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses with UV protection. There are even clothes made with UV-blocking fabrics for extra protection.
  4. Chill in the Shade The sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. During these hours, try to stay in the shade when possible. Plan your outdoor activities for early morning or late afternoon to avoid the peak sun.
  5. Stay Hydrated Drinking plenty of water is key to keeping your skin hydrated and healthy. Carry a water bottle with you and sip throughout the day to stay cool and refreshed.
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After-Sun Care Tips

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, we get a little too much sun. Here’s how to care for your skin after sun exposure:

  • Moisturize: Apply a soothing moisturizer like our Simply Cream® or Simply Oil® Facial Oil to replenish moisture and calm your skin.
  • Use Antioxidants: Products with antioxidants, such as our Simply Serum® (CE + Ferulic), help fight off free radicals caused by UV exposure.
  • Treat Sunburn: If you end up with a sunburn, aloe vera gel or a cooling lotion can help soothe and heal your skin.
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Enjoy Your Memorial Day Weekend Safely

Memorial Day weekend is a great time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the company of friends and family. By following these sun protection tips, you can make sure your skin stays safe while you have fun in the sun.

At Simply Dermatology, we’re here to help you keep your skin looking and feeling its best. Check out our range of sun protection products and skincare solutions to find what works for you. Have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend, and stay sun-safe!

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-Dr. Papantoniou

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