Whether you have school-aged children or you are just looking for a fun excuse to get away, spring break is the perfect opportunity to unwind and relax. However, if you are going somewhere tropical or are planning on spending a lot of time in the sun, then Dr. Kenneth Dembny has a few tips to keep your skin protected.
Did you know that the sun is the number one cause of skin damage including premature aging, skin cancer, age spots, and more? By wearing sunscreen, however, you can cut back on how much sun exposure your skin gets— even when you are sitting directly out in the sun. Before you hit the beach or pool this spring break, consider these three tips to protect your skin.
- Watch the Water
If you are going boating, are laying out by the pool, or are surfing in the ocean, remember that the sun reflects off the water and can cause you to burn faster. Try wearing extra layers like a rash guard or wetsuit to keep your skin fully protected.
- Don’t Forget Your Lips
If you have never had sunburnt lips, consider yourself lucky. Your lips can easily get sunburnt so make sure that you apply a lip balm that contains at least an SPF 15 every hour or so— and after everytime you eat.
You may not know this, but you should reapply your sunscreen every two hours— and make sure you reapply it on your kids. If your kids are spending a lot of time in the swimming pool or water, make sure to towel dry them off beforehand and then reapply their sunscreen.
Don’t let sunburn spoil yours or your family’s spring break this year. Follow these three tips for healthier, happier skin. To learn more about skin care tips and tricks, contact Dr. Kenneth Dembny at our office today: (414) 443-0033.