Keeping Your Skin Summer Fit
The skin is the largest organ in the body and ironically, it is the most overlooked.
The depleting ozone layer already has us worried about climate change and other adverse effects on the environment, that we forget its effect on our skin. The skin is the largest organ in the body and ironically, it is the most overlooked.
Each year we eagerly wait for summer, with its clear skies and warmth - everything seemingly looks more beautiful. We tend to plan our travels for this time because there are usually no weather disruptions, the kids are on holiday from school, and, generally, it is a good time to sit with family at the beach, watch the ocean waves, and have as much fun as possible.
However, as much as the weather is usually always sunny and perfect for travelling, you need to consider the effect of the sun on your skin. The sun is usually more intense during this season and you need to know how to take care of your skin while you go about your activities during the summer. Let’s dive into it!
Sun Prevention and Protection
It is ironic to think of sun prevention. How on earth do you prevent the sun when it is everywhere? Well, if you cannot prevent the sun from shining, you can at least protect yourself from the UV radiation that comes with it. So, how can I protect myself from the sun, you ask?
Importance of Mole Checking and Protection
Moles are breakouts that occur on the skin as a result of sun exposure, pregnancy, and so on. Moles may be black, brown, reddish-brown, etc. They are usually more evident in light-skinned people.
Moles can be seen on different individuals at different ages, even in babies. It is important to check for moles so that they can be treated early on before they degenerate. Moles can change in shape and size, so early detection goes a long way in preventing malignant mole growth.
Due to the different shapes and sizes, when moles are detected, it is advisable to see a doctor who can ascertain the type of mole you have. Some moles can be cancerous, so you will want to make sure that these are detected as soon as possible. Moles can also be genetic, and with constant sun exposure, you are at a higher risk of having moles.
It is not possible to change your genetics, but you can prevent yourself from being exposed to the sun – a major factor that promotes moles.
Protection from the sun is not only for people with sensitive skin but for everyone. You should protect your skin like you would take care of other sensitive parts of your body. If you are prone to sunburn, make sure to follow the safety tips above. Protect children and infants from sun exposure; allow them to play under shade or when the sun’s intensity is relatively low.
Tips for Staying Safe in the Sun
The Bottom Line
As much as you would like to dress light, holiday on the beach, and enjoy nature’s breeze, you should also remember your skin. Your skin is as important as any other part of your body and you must be intentional about keeping it healthy.
The points discussed above should help you with how to care for your skin and protect it from the sun during the summer, as well as throughout the year. If you notice changes in your skin, see a doctor and make sure to follow the doctor’s advice.