Health

How To Protect Yourself From UV Rays

How To Protect Yourself From UV Rays Blog Featured ImageHow To Protect Yourself From UV Rays Blog

Sun lounging on the beach or long open-air walks isn’t exactly the worst way to spend a day most of us can think of. However, despite the pleasure many of us derive from “soaking up the sun,” especially those who live in colder places, we should still exercise caution regarding how we get exposed to the sun.

Being Exposed To Too Much Sunlight Can Hurt You!

This is because sunlight contains UV rays, which can be dangerous to the skin if excessive. UV rays have been linked to several health risks. These include damage and wrinkling of the skin, eye issues, liver problems, etc. You don’t want any of that. Neither do I. Therefore, we need to take some steps to protect ourselves while out in the sun. Below are some of them.

Stay In The Shade

This is the primary step. Don’t stay out in the sun too long if you can help it. Besides the other risks, you can get a sunburn if you are exposed to too much sunlight. However, if you have to, or you are in the mood to enjoy a day in the sun, take the proper steps listed below to protect yourself.

Wear Wide-Brimmed Hats

This is very important if you are out for a day in the sun or you work outdoors. The wide brims protect your face and eyes from much of the radiation coming your way from the sun. The hats should also be of a tight-knit variety as these are more effective in blocking sunlight.

Sunglasses

While sunglasses are mostly a fashion statement, you can also put them to practical use as protectors from UV radiation. Invest in sunglasses that are specifically designed to shield your eyes from UV rays.

Wear Protective Clothing

While this may not be very applicable at a beach outing, you should still endeavor to protect as many areas of your skin from the sun where feasible. The best clothing to protect you during extended periods in the sun are those designed according to the following parameters:

  • Clothing with a deeper shade of color are preferred to those of a lighter shade
  • The clothing should not be a tight fit (not only is this more uncomfortable due to the heat, but it also does not offer as much protection as a looser fit.
  • Shiny polyesters and unbleached cotton make suitable protection fabrics

Some clothing has their ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) indicated, which can give you an idea of how much protection they offer. A UPF of 30 and above are preferred targets.

Use Sunscreen

Sunscreen is the obvious best choice for a day at the beach. However, its use should not be restricted to that occasion, but at all times, you expect prolonged sun exposure. You should also be deliberate about your choice of sunscreen and its application as this improves results. When choosing a sunscreen, I would recommend you go for ones labeled “broad-spectrum.” This means they offer protection against UVA (which causes skin damage) and UVB (which is implicated in sunburn). You should also check out non-comedogenic sunscreen if you are prone to acne. When applying sunscreen, make sure to use it as a base coat all over your body, insufficient amounts.

Use Skin-Nourishing Supplements

There are a couple of supplements specifically designed to make your skin firmer and more resilient against stress. One I use and recommend is the Belixz Maqnifiq collagen drink, which contains collagen, an essential skin protein required for strong and healthy skins.

Jene See
the authorJene See
A Home-based Entrepreneur and Blogger For me, being a home-based entrepreneur, parent and blogger has been quite an experience. Here’s how I got started on it all. Where I’ve been Becoming a blogger and a hardcore, home-based entrepreneur wasn’t exactly a planned career action for me. I can almost say I didn’t see it coming. It all started when I got pregnant with my first child. Back then, I was still working as a flight attendant, and I have to admit that I really loved my job. But when that baby came on board, I decided that I wanted to be as involved in my child’s life as I could possibly be. Once I’d made my decision, I swung into action. I quit my job and quickly made plans for a new (and different) life with the baby in mind. My foray into the glamorous world of entrepreneurship and blogging was a little more abrupt. This started a lot more recently.   I first came into contact with these products sometime around two years ago. In 2018, my aunt-in-law would be the first person to preach to me the wonders of Aulora Kodenshi. I confess that I was very skeptical back then. As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t see myself as an entrepreneur (or even a blogger for that matter). I felt I was comfortable in my role as a housewife and that picking up endeavors like that was for people who had more money to “waste.” I decided to continue to keep my focus as a good mother and an ideal housewife. The plan was, if I kept feeding my family good food and making sure that they all exercised regularly, there wouldn’t ever be a need to buy any of the products my husband’s aunt talked to me about. As it turned out, I’d not end up buying the products; I’d also become one of its most vocal advocates. How I Got Here Our second child got a case of eczema when she was about 18 months old. Ever since that time, every so often, she’d have a rather severe outbreak. The doctors would always tell us it was nothing serious, nothing to bother about, and we believed them for the most part. A reason for this was that almost like clock-work, she’d always get better after every 3-6 months. All of this changed though in February 2019. She had an outbreak, and we thought it was normal until she scratched so hard she drew blood. We tried everything to no avail. Frustrated, I decided to try SHIRUTO, one of the many products from BE International. In no time at all, the eczema and even the scars cleared up. I was so excited, I took to my social media page to share my joy, and that’s how I got into blogging and entrepreneurship. Plans for the Future I’m happy with where I am right now. I have a healthy family with a career I want to see grow. I don’t conform to the classic stay-at-mom routine of waking early in the morning. I do my best work at night when everyone’s happy and rested. The goal is to continue to remain healthy and inspire everyone around me to be free and keep those positive vibes flowing strong!

Leave a Reply