Celebrate this 4th of July with these 4 things to keep your skin healthy

by | Jun 30, 2022 | Blog, Traveling

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Happy 4th of July! This is a time to celebrate with family and friends, cook out, and watch fireworks. While enjoying the festivities, don’t forget to take some steps to keep your skin healthy. Here are four things to take with you while celebrating the 4th of July to keep your skin looking good.

 

Sunscreen 

If you’re spending the 4th of July outdoors, don’t forget to pack the sunscreen! Ultraviolet rays can damage your skin, causing things like sunburns, premature aging, and even skin cancer. But with a little bit of preparation, you can enjoy the holiday while keeping your skin healthy.

  • First, choose a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. This will help to block out most of the harmful UV rays. 
  • Next, apply sunscreen about 30 minutes before going outside, and be sure to re-apply every two hours or after swimming or sweating. 
  • And finally, remember to wear protective clothing like hats and sunglasses. 

With the summer sun shining brighter than ever, it’s important to make sure you’re protected from harmful UV rays. But with so many different types of sunscreens on the market, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. Here’s a quick guide to the most common types of sunscreens:

  • Chemical sunscreens work by absorbing UV rays and converting them into heat, which is then released from the skin. They tend to be light and easy to apply, but they can be irritating for some people.
  • Mineral sunscreens rely on physical barriers to deflect UV rays. They usually contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, which sit on top of the skin and reflect sunlight away. Mineral sunscreens can be more difficult to apply evenly, but they’re generally less irritating than chemical sunscreens.
  • SPF, or sun protection factor, is a measure of how well a sunscreen will protect your skin from UV rays. The higher the SPF, the longer you’ll be protected from the sun. However, it’s important to remember that no sunscreen will completely block out all UV rays, so it’s still important to avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.

By taking these simple steps, you can enjoy the Fourth while keeping your skin safe from harmful UV rays. Check out our sunscreen ultimate guide for more tips.

 

Hat 

As anyone who’s ever been caught in the rain without an umbrella can attest, hats are essential for keeping your head dry and protected from the elements. But hats can do more than just keep you comfortable in inclement weather – they can also help to keep your skin healthy. The sun’s harmful UV rays can cause damage to the skin, leading to premature aging and increasing your risk of skin cancer. Wearing a hat can help to protect your skin from the sun’s rays, and as a bonus, it can also help to keep your head cool on hot summer days.

When choosing a hat to wear in sunny weather, it is important to consider both style and function. For example, a wide-brimmed sun hat will provide more sun protection than a baseball cap, but may not be as suitable for outdoor activities. On the other hand, a straw hat is both stylish and practical, making it a good choice for both casual and dressy occasions.

If you are looking for the ultimate in sun protection, however, you may want to opt for a sun visor or even a full-fledged sun hat with a UPF rating. Whatever style of hat you choose, be sure to pack it in your suitcase when heading off on your next sunny vacation.

So if you’re looking for a way to keep your skin healthy this summer, don’t forget to pack a hat!

 

Sunglasses 

One of the things you should take with you while celebrating the 4th of July is a good pair of sunglasses. Not only will they help to keep your eyes healthy, but they’ll also protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Look for sunglasses that offer 100% UV protection, and be sure to wear them even on cloudy days.

When it comes to choosing the right pair of sunglasses, style is important, but so is function. Make sure to try on a few different pairs before you make your final decision, and always opt for quality over quantity. With a good pair of sunglasses, you can enjoy the sunshine and fireworks without worrying about the health of your eyes or skin.

 

Water

The 4th of July is a time for celebrating with family and friends, and that usually means spending time outdoors. However, the summer sun can be harsh on your skin, so it’s important to take some precautions to keep your skin healthy. One of the most important things to do is to drink plenty of water. Water helps to keep your skin hydrated and prevents it from becoming dry and irritated. 

 

Conclusion 

If you’re hitting up a barbecue or fireworks show this Fourth of July, we want you to enjoy yourself while also keeping your skin healthy. That’s why we put together a list of four must-haves for a safe and fun celebration. But what if you don’t have all of those things with you? No problem! We’ve also got some advice on what to buy on the spot to keep your skin looking good.

In a nutshell, if you don’t have sunscreen with you, buy some at the store online or on spot. SPF 30 or higher is best. Put it on before you go outside and reapply it every two hours, or more often if you’re sweating or swimming. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body hydrated. Buy the water bottles on the spot if by any chance you forget to take one with you. This will help your skin stay moisturized from the inside out.

And finally, hats and sunglasses will also be available both at stores and at spots. They’ll protect your face from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Follow these tips and you’ll have fun in the sun without worrying about your skin health.

And as always, our team at First Derm is available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your skin health.

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!

 

 

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