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As a lot of you already know, I live in Texas and it is basically summer weather here from May all the way through mid-October at the earliest so I’m pretty much wearing sunscreen and trying to protect my skin from the blazing sun all year long. Today I’m sharing some tips on how to protect your skin during the summer.
How to Protect Your Skin During the Summer
Avoid going outside during the hottest hours of the day
The hottest hours of the day are between 10 am and 2 pm so I try to avoid going out in the sun for long periods of time during that time frame. If I absolutely need to go out during that time, I make sure to put on sunscreen to ensure that I don’t get burnt.
Use sunscreen when you are outdoors
Using sunscreen is necessary all the time but especially during the hot summer heat. My favorite sunscreen is Coola’s sunscreen spray with 30 SPF in the Citrus Mimosa scent.
Wear a good pair of sunglasses
Although this tip isn’t necessarily skin related, it is important to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. I recommend a pair of polarized lenses of ya can swing it. My favorite sunglasses are the mirrored RayBan aviators but there are a ton of other great options out there.
Avoid tanning beds
Tanning beds are no good so I’m hoping you have already decided to not use them but if not, please avoid tanning beds. There are so many ways to get a natural looking glow that don’t involve tanning beds and putting yourself at risk for skin cancer.
Don’t forget to protect your lips
Don’t neglect your lips when you’re putting on sunscreen. Your lips are one of the most sensitive to sun parts of your body so you don’t want to skip them. There are plenty of lip products that have SPF but my favorite is Coola’s LipLuxe line.
Self-tanner gives you a nice glow without the fear of skin cancer. I really like Coola’s sunless dry oil. I feel like it gives me a nice color without looking too orange or fake. I like to use this during the summer months to look like I’ve spent all day in the sun but without the damage that the sun can bring.
Wear a hat if possible
Whenever I know I’m going to be out in the sun for a long period of time, I usually wear a hat of some sort to protect my scalp from getting sunburnt. If you have ever had a sunburn on your scalp then you know that it certainly isn’t fun.
What do you do to protect your skin during the summer? Please feel free to let me know down in the comments.