Those hot days of summer are back – from the shining of the sun to the blowing of the winds – light of the sun to the dark of the evening!! Hello sunshine!!
The summers are finally here! Time to get all those beach-looks out and shop for some off shoulders, spaghettis and shorts. Now now, before you rush to buy all these at one go, do check out a good sunscreen to apply on your body.
If you are on the verge of asking as to what’s new in that? After all, with the sun comes the sunscreen and hats and glares – then calm down, since a lot more also come with it. For the uninitiated, do you know all those things that you must strictly not do under the sun?
Quite surprised, aren’t you? Just when you thought dabbing some sunscreen lotion could solve all problems, comes this! Well, there’s no need to panic! Scroll down and check out some don’t’s in the sun before you face it the next day!
What must you avoid beneath the sun?
Scalp – your hair needs protection
It’s not just your skin, your hair also needs care. So, all you have to do is get a bottle of mineral sunscreen or dilute the lotion with water and apply it on your hair’s parting. In fact, just apply it after washing your hair for maximum effect.
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Anti-acne to anti-ageing – you need it all, but not the sun!
To ensure that your skin looks young and blemish-free, you need to keep it consistently hydrated. Hence, if you use products like salicylic acids, tretinoin, and adapalene to name a few, then do not step out into the sun as it can have a negative effect on your skin.
However, if you have used it at night then you can relax. Just be careful the next day –your skin can have effects even the next day.
On prescription drugs? Please avoid the sun
For all those who are on prescription drugs to prevent bacterial infections and fungal attacks, make sure to avoid the sun for a couple of days. These drugs increase the sensitivity of the skin to a certain extent and hence one can become prone to break-outs.
Don’t run at high temperatures
So, your regular dose of exercise is a must – but not at the cost of your health. There’s no plus point on wiping off your sunscreen; so avoid those doses of exercise after 10 a.m. in the morning and 4 p.m. in the evening. YOUR BODY NEEDS EXERCISE – BUT NOT THE EXTRA UV RAYS!
Note the SPF in your makeup!
Not just your sunscreen but note down the SPF level in your regular makeup as well. Just applying foundation does not save the skin, hence you need to use make-up that matches the SPF level of your sunscreen lotion to protect your skin.
Squeeze a lime – drink that lemonade indoor
Never squeeze a lime directly in the sun! it is totally a lovable sight, to enjoy a lemonade as you tan yourself in the beach. However, this lime squeeze can land you in a soup, since spilling of this juice in your hand with direct sun rays acting on it can cause – wait – phytophotodermatitis.
As a matter of fact – this rash can develop into a painful blister in some time. So, keep the lime away.
A note on sunscreen:
You must have noted that in the above-mentioned points, sunscreen has taken a backseat. Well, there’s more than a single reason for that. It is quite natural to check out the SPF content of the lotion while buying, however not many take into account the number. YES!! This is very important. Do not buy a sunscreen with SPF less than 30. Why? It will take 30 times more effort for the sun to burn your skin – let the sun do its job!
That’s not all! You should apply sunscreen, irrespective of the heat outside every 2 hours. This will help you to keep your skin hydrated and block those harmful rays.
Also, don’t leave out the tube of sunscreen outside. The heat can break down the formulas and therefore render this product almost useless.