Here are a few skincare tips to remember this summer.

Avoid the Sun

The easiest way to prevent sunburns is to avoid the sun all together. Instead of sitting directly in the sun, find a shaded area under a tree or umbrella. While the idea of having tan skin might seem nice, the damaging rays from the sun should actually be avoided when possible.

Check Your Medications

Always check your medications before going out in the sun. Some medications, such as a few antidepressant or cardiovascular prescriptions, might have a negative affect when mixed with over-exposure to UV rays.  Other medications can lead to dehydration.

Keep Your Skin Moisturized

As we age, our skin loses it's moisture and is more prone to dryness. Using a daily body lotion or moisturizer can greatly improve the feel of your skin.  If your skin has had too much sun exposure, try rubbing aloe vera gel (keep in the fridge!) to cool your skin down and prevent pealing. 

 

Becky Kuehn, a Certified Clinical Oncology Esthetician, offers useful tips for keeping your skin safe and healthy in the summer sun.

 

Published on June 1, 2016.