Wearing a hat or visor is one of the most important tips for summer days. Whether youíre at the beach, poolside or playing in a city park, not only does the hat protect your face from harmful rays, but it protects
your scalp as well. With the wide variety of styles and types of headwear available, thereís no reason you canít look good, and be sun-safe.
Another summer necessity is sunscreen Ė specifically one with an SPF of 30 or higher. Regardless of your skin tone and complexion, you need sunscreen to combat damage from the sun. Many people mistakenly assume that
because they tan easily that they donít need sunscreen. However, since the damage done by the sun includes internal breakdown of collagen and elastin, which increases the look of aging, sunscreen is for more than
preventing burns. Just remember to reapply your sunscreen every few hours, or after getting wet.
If you want to have a little color for the summer months, try a sunless tanner. The products available these days allow you to have a range of looks Ė from a sun-kissed glow to a deep bronze Ė without risking skin
cancer from spending time in a tanning bed or booth. Self-tanners come in sunscreen formulas to allow you to have some color while you spend your time enjoying the sun, and with moisturizers to make them perfect for
applying fresh from the shower to keep your skin dewy, soft and golden.
One summer must-have for the skin is Water. It is more important than ever during the summer months to keep yourself hydrated. Drinking plenty of water helps your skin look its very best and helps fight the signs of
aging. The average person should be drinking at least eight (8) glasses (eight ounces) of water each day. If you are spending all day in the sun, and are engaging in physical activity, swimming, running or playing
sports and games, you need even more.
Finally, keep a good sunburn care gel or lotion on hand. The best of these products usually includes aloe, which helps to heal the burn, soothe the pain and protects the skin by creating a protective layer over the
skinís surface. Even if you donít get sunburn, aloe can be a great after-sun moisturizer, which can re-hydrate the skin and leave it feeling refreshed and tingly.
Summer is the time when most people plan family outings, vacations and generally make the most of their leisure endeavors. Thereís no reason you canít enjoy these things and still keep your skin and hair looking its
very best. Besides, nothing can dampen the joy of a family vacation like one or more people getting sunburned making their skin Ė and their tempers Ė very sensitive. These tips can make all the difference in the world.