Most of us want healthy skin which is glowing, fresh looking and of course, aging as slowly as possible. There are a few culprits that can help cause us to age prematurely and the most common one is the sun. Those UVA and UVB rays can cause us so much damage on our skin from premature aging (think wrinkles and sagging skin) as well as even serious health concerns such as skin cancers.
The most important thing to do during those summer months when the UV levels are high is to protect your sin form the sun and there are ways of doing this without hibernating inside for the whole of summer. The first is to use sun protection. Sun protection comes in quite a few forms such as creams, clothing, hats and eyewear. Most of us conjure up images of looking non-fashionable whilst covered up completely, but these days there are so many awesome designs of clothing and hats that you can look chic without any effort at all!
A ladies rashie is a really great way to protect your torso area from the sun when you are outside. A top with a UPF rating of 50+ can protect you from up to 98% of the UV rays and that incudes that nasty UVA rays which is primarily responsible for premature ageing and wrinkles. There are so many awesome designs and colours now that some of them don’t even look like ladies rashies. Check out ladies rashies Australia to see all the awesome styles out there and there is something to please and suit everyone.
Sunscreen on exposed areas is an absolute must and that includes on your face – daily! A broad-spectrum sun screen is the best to use as it protects against the UVA and the UVB rays just like the sun protection top. This can also help reduce sun damage and premature ageing and remember to reapply regularly.
Hats are also considered to be an essential part of sun protection for your skin as they can help protect the face, neck and ears from the sun. Caps aren’t considered to be the best option as there is only that small shade bit for your face which then leaves your ears and neck area exposed. Look for a hat with a wide brim which will give these areas some really good shade.
Then there are the sunglasses and remember that eyes can also get sun damage too. So important it is to protect them at all times, hence a really good pair of sunglasses are essential. Look for a pair which have of UV protective lenses. You might have to pay a bit more but they will protect your eyes form the UV rays than can penetrate the lenses. There are so many fashionable pairs these days and so much choice.
Being sun smart needn’t be non fashionable, you can look chic really easily with a gorgeous sun protection top that fits, flatters and suits you. Pair with a large chic floppy hat, oversized UV protective sun glasses, an SPF lipgloss and your favourite swimwear. A sun smart beach babe!