Summertime Sadness? Only for your skin

Three words to describe Dubai: Sunny, Hot and I nearly forgot, SUNNY. The one thing found in abundance, apart from sand, is the sunny rays that continuously shine through 365 days of the year. I am sure there are people out there like me who love it and just can’t seem to get enough of it. As much as we’d love to bathe ourselves in its bright happy glow, our skin and body can’t handle some of the rays that come through with the rest of the good stuff. That’s why sun protection should be your Number One priority.

No doubt, the sun’s rays falls on any place on the Earth, but …

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WHAT ARE WE PROTECTING OURSELVES FROM?

The Sun’s rays are made up of visible light, Ultraviolet A (UVA) and Ultraviolet B (UVB). UVA and UVB are the long-wave and short-wave rays that ruin your skin by causing:

  • premature skin aging,
  • eye damage (including cataracts)
  • skin cancers
  • a weaker immune system.

WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF

  • Wear sun block with a minimum of SPF 15+ every day, even if you aren’t spending much time outside as sun rays can penetrate through windows. Even if it is a particularly cloudy day, these rays still pass through.
  • Apply product 30 minutes before leaving and then reapply product every 2 hours, or more if you are outside.
  • Cover your face and head with a wide hat and sunglasses. Make sure your glasses have lenses that block UVA and UVB.
  • Cover your skin with light clothes if you are extra sensitive to the light.
  • If you must sunbathe, go during the earlier hours of the day like 8 am, as the rays aren’t as sharp as they are at 11 am. Make sure you don’t burn.
  • UV Tanning booths are equally bad for your skin.
  • Stay in the shade, if outside.
  • If you spot anything different on your skin, visit your doctor immediately.

– Visit Skincancer.org for more information.

Sun Meme: http://1j4pyr7d8sp3b7kxd2d9shhe.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/dubai-sun-e1438572105801.jpg

Enjoy the summer glow,

Deeksha xxx

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2 thoughts on “Summertime Sadness? Only for your skin

  1. Great article! 🙂 I hear it’s super duper hot in Dubai at the moment–now’s definitely a good time to hit the beaches and water parks!!

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