Summer days and rays are upon us. So, what does that mean for your skin? From pool parties and beautiful beaches, there is lots of fun to be had, but there is also more exposure dangers and aging effects for your skin. Instead of hiding inside, there are a few measures you can take to help protect, prevent and care for your skin during the summer months.
Find a good sunscreen that will protect your skin as well as provide the nourishment it needs. Eclipse’s Protect Sensitive Skin Anti-Oxidant Facial Sunscreen SPF 30™ is one example of products that provides premium coverage. The specially formulated sunblock has anti-oxidant protection as well as utilizes zinc oxide to help guard against both harmful UVA and UVB radiation.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the kind of sunscreen you use can be a matter of personal choice, but it can also vary depending on the area of the body to be protected. Available sunscreen options include lotions, creams, gels, ointments, wax sticks and sprays.
Some sunscreen products are also available as combination products in moisturizers and cosmetics. While these products are convenient, they also need to be reapplied in order to achieve the best sun protection.
Sunscreen may also appear in combination with an insect repellant. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that these products are purchased and used separately — sunscreen needs to be applied generously and often, whereas insect repellant should be used sparingly and much less frequently.
Along with a good sunscreen, washing regularly with a good cleanser is important, especially when prepping the skin for for the application of sunscreen. Eclipse offers Cleanse Anti-Redness Foaming Cleanser. It is a gentle and effective all-in-one cleanser.
Beyond the beach, your skin can still encounter a lot of sun-damaging dangers in day-to-day life. Just walking or traveling in our cars exposes the skin to harmful rays. Wearing sunglasses to reduce squinting, sunscreen or makeup with built-in sunscreen can be helpful. Hats, umbrellas and your clothing selection can be great for helping to diminish exposure.
It’s also key to be mindful of damaging free radicals which can cause the skin to look more aged. Brown spots and uneven skin tone can dull and make one appear older. Bring back the vibrance of tired, sun-damaged skin with products such as Eclipse Skin Brightener Anti-Age Brightening Cream. Its special combination of ingredients, including vitamin c, aids in the appearance of revitalized skin.
This summer, good skin care isn’t just needed out on the beach or out in the open, but everywhere we go. Take time to protect it now, so you can have healthier and the appearance of younger-looking skin for years to come.