It's almost summertime, the days are longer, the weather is nicer, which means, we are outside a lot more. The sun is beating down on us much stronger and our skin is taking a beating, more so then in the fall and winter months.
Of course, sunscreen should be used year round. (That's how I stay ghost white or see through, as my kids say!). A lot of people tend to think that sunscreen or sunblock is only needed when it's warm out or when they are at the beach. Nope! It's needed every time you go outside. So, a safe bet would be to just add it to your morning beauty regimen. It takes just 21 days to form a habit (Yes, that could be a few more days for some but you get my drift.) and this one could end up saving your life.
Sunscreen is just one of our weapons against that scorching, fireball in the sky. But, there are more steps you can take to protect yourself. You also can not rely on just clothing to help stop the sun from causing damage either. But, you can, use a waterproof (if you will be around water of course) sunscreen.
Something that not everybody thinks about, is your scalp and the damage that can happen without protection. Hats are always a great way to keep the sun from getting in but there are also scalp powders out there that can help. You can match these to the color of your hair and they are fairly easy and quick to apply! These scalp sunblock powders are also great for children, newborn on up! It's a powder, so it isn't greasy and they usually come with a self dispensing brush to make the application process much easier.
We all know about wide brimmed hats can help keep the sun from our eyes. Sunglasses also play an important role in keeping your precious peeps safe from almost anything!
If you are taking the kids to the water park for the day or to the beach, chances are, you will be in and out of the water all day. Waterproof sunblocks are essential to water play days but did you know? You can also find Sunscreen Bands from Sunburn Alert! These handy little are bands can be used on your little ones and can be relied upon so that you don't have to worry about whether or not you or your kiddos are still blocking the sun or if it is time to reapply. Sunburn Alert also offers UV stickers if you or your kids prefer these instead of the wristbands.
It may take a little to add some of these ideas into your daily regimen, if you don't already. But, I promise you, it will all be well worth it! Not just protection against skin cancer but if you take the extra few minutes each day, add some sunscreens, whether in the form of your eye creams, moisturizers, primers and compacts, or just regular old sunscreen, you will be saving your skin from aging quicker then it should and helping to battle against age spots!