Get smart about your skin
Making sure your skin is not only well-nourished and moisturised, but protected from the sun’s damaging rays too, is important. That’s why we’ve put together our top five tips for managing your time in the summer sunshine:
It Doesn’t Matter
There are a few myths around sunscreen we need to throw into the sea, so let’s get started: your skin colour doesn’t matter - everyone needs to wear sunscreen. It’s a common misconception that darker-skinned families don’t need to use sunscreen, but everyone needs that protective layer for their summertime fun. Yes, everyone: that’s babies, children, adults, and grandparents too.
Plan your Outings
The best time to be in the sun is not over lunchtime. That’s when the sun’s rays are at their strongest, and you’re more likely to burn. Rather, plan your sunny day excursions by starting with some sunrise fun, and then head indoors from 10:00. Enjoy a lovely, lazy lunch in the shade, and then head back outdoors after 15:00.
Add a fun twist to your summertime style, and put on a hat! Add a splash of colour your beach gear with a fun hat, or simply make sure you’re always accessorising with this essential item for summer. A wide-brimmed hat will help to protect your face from the sun.
Get Selective About Swimwear
Everyone loves a spotted bikini, but it’s not always the most sensible attire for summer, especially if you’re keen on protecting your skin. Rather, scan the aisles of your favourite store for UV protective swimsuits, as these offer your skin an extra layer of protection against the sunshine.
Book your Checkups
A strange spot or mole on your skin should not be ignored. Book an appointment with your doctor or dermatologist, the moment you notice something different or disconcerting with your skin.
LifeDoc Can Help
For more information on taking care of your family’s skin this summer, speak to your doctor or dermatologist. Make that appointment, and take your notes using LifeDoc™. LifeDoc ™ can help. LifeDoc ™ helps you take charge of your personal health information, remember medical appointments, and securely stores your personal medical history. Stay up to date with LifeDoc™ on Facebook and Twitter.