Saturday, February 21, 2009


The sun is soon to come. We're starting to feel the warm breeze and see the rays of Mr. Sun. Outings and vacations definitely would be part of our plans right? But even if we love Mr. Sun, it's a fact that there are dangers in over exposure to the sun. Our skin is the number one target, hence should protect it as much as possible. To enjoy the warm and hot weather ahead, here are some tips to save your skin...

1. Protect yourself from the sun especially between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, when the sun's rays are strongest.

2. Even on cloudy days, use a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays and that has a sun protection factor of 15 or greater.

3. Reapply sunscreen every two hours when outdoors, especially if you are swimming or perspiring.

4. Wear protective, tightly woven clothing. Dark colors give more protection.

5. Wear a hat with at least a four-inch brim and sunglasses with ultraviolet protective lenses.

6. Stay in the shades whenever possible.

7. Avoid reflective surfaces, such as water, sand, and snow, which reflect most of sun's damaging rays.