Some Top Sun Safety Tips for You in Summer

The first thing to do

Check your skin regularly for new blemishes or growth mites. Ask your primary care doctor how often you should see a dermatologist.

The best defense against excessive harmful UV radiation is protective clothing, shading and a good combination of timing. Our list:

Do not get burned. Red, soreness, blisters or peeling of the skin means too much sun – and it will increase your risk of skin cancer.

cover up. Shirts, hats, shorts and pants offer the best UV protection – and they don’t stick to the skin.

Look for shadows – or do it. Picnic under the tree, read under the umbrella or bring a canopy to the beach. Let the babies in the shade – they lack the pigment that protects the skin, called melanin.

Plan around the sun. When the sun is low, go outdoors in the morning or evening. Ultraviolet radiation peaks at noon.

Sunglasses are more than just fashion accessories. Good tones protect your eyes from UV radiation, which can lead to cataracts.

Now put on sunscreen

Some sunscreens prevent sunburn, but do not prevent other types of skin damage. Make sure your product offers a broad spectrum of protection.

Do not choose high SPF tags. Anything above SPF 50+ will entice you to stay in the sun for too long. Even if you don’t burn, your skin may be damaged. Choose a sunscreen with an SPF between 15 and 50+. Choose products based on your own skin tone, external expected time, shadows and clouds. Reapply frequently.

Avoid using sunscreens containing vitamin A. Eating vegetables with vitamin A is good for you, but applying vitamin A to your skin may not be. Government data show that tumors and lesions develop faster on skin coated with vitamin A cream (also known as retinyl palmitate or retinol). Avoid any skin or lip products whose label contains retinyl palmitate, retinol or vitamin A.

Avoid using oxybenzone, a synthetic estrogen that penetrates the skin and can damage the hormone system. Look for products that contain zinc oxide, 3% avobenzone or Mexoryl SX. They protect the skin from harmful UVA radiation.

Do not mix sunscreen with insect repellent. If you need an insect repellent, please purchase it separately and apply it first.

Choose a good sunscreen.

EWG’s Sun Protection Database evaluates the safety and effectiveness of SPF-rated products, including sunscreens for beach and sports use, as well as SPF moisturizers and lip products. We give high ratings to products that offer broad-spectrum, long-lasting protection, and the ingredients of these products have less health concerns when absorbed by the body.

Do not spray. The spray fills the air with tiny particles that may not be able to breathe safely.

Always re-apply the cream. Sunscreen chemicals sometimes deteriorate in the sun, wash off or wipe off towels and clothes.

Men ignore the danger of sun safety. In 2015, the number of American men who died of black women was more than twice that of women. According to the survey, 48% of men reported regular summer vacation, compared with 68% of women.

Got your vitamin D? Many people do not get enough vitamin D, a hormone made from the skin in the sun. If your essential nutrient content is low, your doctor can test your level and recommend supplements.