Summer is here and that means more time outside for most of us. Want to keep your skin safe in the sun? Careless exposure to the sun can engender serious health consequences. Not only it can cause more wrinkles and age spots, but it is the number one cause of skin cancer. Follow these sun safety tips to avoid sunburns and keep your skin safe!
Before prolonged physical activity, make sure you are well-hydrated and increase your fluid intake in excessively hot and humid environments, strenuous exercise, and if you are sweating.
The human body is made up of over 60 percent water and it is important to stay hydrated. That water contains a mixture of minerals, including sodium, calcium and potassium - known as electrolytes, that are lost through kidney functions, sweat and the moisture in breath. They need to be replaced through food and drink especially when it is hot. Electrolyte drinks can be a quick and easy way to stay hydrated
while also maintaining the body's vital electrolyte balance.
Be careful if using essential oils for your skin. Some of them cause
the skin to be more sensitive to sunlight and one would therefore burn
and damage more easily. The main culprits causing phototoxicity are the
oils from the citrus family. Here is a list of essential oils that may
cause sun sensitivity:
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