Now that warm weather and summer sunshine has arrived, you may find yourself spending more time in the sun. There is no need to hide from the sun to protect yourself – you can have fun outside as long as you are smart about the way you care for your skin. Follow these 5 quick tips from BREVENA to protect your skin from the sun this summer:
- Everyday SPF Clothing: Clothing equipped with SPF protection is no longer just for the beach. Thanks to many creative clothing manufacturers, you can now get SPF protection in all types of clothing, including button down knit tops to dressy bottoms so you can stay protected every day, all day!
- Transition Lenses: Whether you wear glasses regularly, or only use them occasionally, transition lenses ensure your eyes, and the delicate skin around them stay safe from the sun whenever you are outside. The additional benefit is the convenience of not having to carry two pairs of glasses! Your eyes, skin and wallet will all thank you.
- Sun Stickers and Wristbands: We all enjoy spending time in the sun here and there, but it’s easy to lose track of exactly how much sun we are getting, or when it’s time to reapply sunscreen. Sun burn detection stickers provide visual color-changing reminders to reapply sunscreen, and they indicate when it is time to head indoors all together.
- Car Shades: If your car is not equipped with window tint, you can assume your skin is unprotected from UV rays while riding or driving in the car. Thankfully, there are low-cost reusable window tint clings that are easy to install and provide high levels of UV protection. The whole family will thank you with this quick upgrade to your car this summer.
- Automatic Window Blinds: Most people assume that they are safe from UV rays when relaxing at home, but quite the opposite is true. Window blinds have been the long-time solution to protecting yourself from harmful UV rays at home. Even better, you can rely on new blinds technology to take the guesswork out of when the sun might be too strong for you. Automatic blinds can activate to provide sun protection throughout the day based on your home’s sun exposure!