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Play Safe: "9 Beach Season Sun Protection Tips"

Updated: Aug 18, 2023

Take your favorite Sun Protection products to the beach!

Take your favorite SPFs to the beach!

Summer sunbathing and water fun are great, but you can never be too safe with sun exposure. Sunlight is essential for Vitamin D production, so a little is healthy. However, unprotected exposure can cause serious problems, including skin cancer.

Check out our top "9 Beach Season Sun Protection Tips" before heading to the beach:

1. SPF Before Clothes

After showering, apply SPF before dressing. No location will be missed. It also ensures that the SPF solution is fully absorbed without losing protection if the clothing rub off.

Any medium or good SPF takes at least 20 minutes to absorb and activate in your skin for full sun protection, so apply it before you get dressed. So applying SPF and leaving is pointless. If you use it before getting dressed, the SPF is fully activated by the time you go outside, protecting you from UV rays.

2. Multiuse Sunscreen

Multi-purpose sunscreens are superior than single-use sunscreens because Korean beauty routines require multiple products. Choose soothing sunscreens if you have chronic dryness. Anti-aging sunscreens are best for 30somethings.

This lets you treat multiple issues without clogging your pores.

3. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen

You may use broad-spectrum sunscreen, but do you know how it protects you from UV rays?

The sun emits UVA and UVB radiation. UVA penetrates deeper than UVB and causes accelerated skin aging. UVA and UVB raise skin cancer risk, although their harm is distinct.

Broad-spectrum sunscreens protect against UVA and UVB radiation. While you may not think you need protection from one or the other, remember that both can cause significant harm and the only protection is a broad spectrum sunscreen.

4. Avoid Peak Sunlight

Sunscreens provide some UV protection, but not enough. The fix? Avoid peak sun.

Avoid direct sunlight between 10am and 4pm. If you must go out, wear sunscreen and protective clothing and walk/sit in the shade.

5. Reapply Sunscreen Every 2 Hours

You know the 20-minute sunscreen rule, but did you realize you need to reapply sunscreen every two hours, especially if you sweat a lot or swim/bathing?

Reapplication is necessary since even waterproof sunscreens are affected by water and sweat.

Apply it repeatedly during the day if you are not in direct sunlight or water.

Try SPF-infused makeup for full-face wearers in the sun. Makeup wipes for reapplication. During peak sun hours, wipe off your facial makeup (not eye makeup) and reapply sunscreen before reapplying makeup. Reapplying eye makeup without removing it saves time.

6. Stay Hydrated

Sunscreen is not enough solar protection.

Summer heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and dehydration can be worse than skin cancer. All instant.

Always stay hydrated. While other liquids and fruits are beneficial for hydration, pure water is essential.

Drink half your weight in water daily. BPA-free, phthalate-free, gorgeous, and addictive bkr glass water bottles are perfect for on-the-go people. Luxe water bottles may seem odd, but drinking water is essential, so why not make it classy? It's more enjoyable to drink from a couture item than a camping cup!

7. Increase Your SPF

Sunburn protection is measured by SPF. SPF 15 sunscreen delays skin burning by 15x.

If available, choose a higher SPF than 15, which is required. Dermatologists advise SPF 30. Unfortunately, many people, including us, fail to apply enough or reapply throughout the day.

Since SPF number is directly proportional to sunburn protection, it is advisable to use SPF 50 or greater to guarantee absolute protection in case you skimp or forget to reapply.

8. Protective Gear

Protective gear, like water, adds solar protection.

To avoid direct sunlight, wear tighter-weave, brighter-colored garments and wide-brimmed hats. UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) apparel is also available!

9. Sunscreen Types

To settle the physical vs. chemical sunscreen debate, all sunscreens contain chemicals. How else

Doterra Sun Line of Products vs Traditional Sunscreens

Organic vs. inorganic ingredients. Inorganic sunscreens block and scatter UV rays, hence the misnomer "physical" sunscreen. This blocking action makes these sunscreens opaque and leave a white film on your skin (ghost face, anyone?). Organic compound sunscreens absorb UV radiation.

Which is better? None. Except for allergies, they operate equally well.

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