The summer is the perfect time to make memories. Longer hours of daylight coupled with warm weather leads to fun times at the beach, family vacations and picnics at the park. Undoubtedly, you will want to record these events with photos and videos to make sure the memories last a lifetime.
It’s important to remember to protect our skin during the summer, or the only memories we’ll have to reference will have us looking sunburned, aged and tired. Make sure you capture your best you so you can look fabulous on film for years to come by taking care of your skin with the following tips from Dr. Willard®!
Tips on Making Memories This Summer
- Create a memory book
- Arrange summer photos in a video collage
- Take mental snapshots of special occasions
- Create special family summer traditions
How to Protect Your Skin This Summer
Is it possible for you to spend time under the sun, without your skin doing so? Absolutely! All you need to do is cover up! Wear protective clothing, such as wide-brimmed hats, long-sleeved rashguards and dark clothing that will protect you from the sun’s UV rays.
Don’t forget to invest in a pair of UVA and UVB protective sunglasses, which will protect your eyes from aging and cataracts, and keep the area around your skin looking young. Look for glasses with “total UV,” “UVA and UVB protection” or “UV absorption up to 400nm,” recommends The Sun Safety Alliance.
Take a Nap!
Did you know that 10AM to 2PM is the most dangerous time to be outside in the sun? This is because the sun’s rays are the strongest during this period, leading to higher chances of getting sunburn.
Instead of going outside, take a nap during this time. Not only will it keep you inside, it will recharge you for the evening!
Always use Sunscreen!
Make sunscreen a part of your daily routine all year long, especially in the summer. The sun’s rays coupled with winds typical at beaches lead to damaging and often severe sunburns.
Don’t just grab any sunblock, but research what you put on your body, remembering that your skin is your body’s largest organ.
WebMD explains that many conventional sunblocks contain ingredients that while approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), can actually hurt your skin and health. Harmful ingredients in many sunblocks may include:
- Tetinyl Palmitate
Instead, choose sunblocks that contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, mineral varieties that don’t penetrate your skin with harmful toxins, but stay on top of your skin via a thick layer to provide an adequate amount of protection.
Lather Up with Aloe Gel!
Most people are aware that Aloe Gel is great for sunburns, which is true. It restores lost moisture from the skin after too much exposure to heat, wind or sun and helps reduce your discomfort during a bad burn.
However, Aloe Gel isn’t only meant to be used on sun and wind burn; it’s actually a proven and effective daily skin moisturizer! It provides hydration for your skin without leaving a greasy layer like many other moisturizers tend to. Plus, Aloe is all natural (that is it should be).
Many conventional Aloe products sold at the store contain additives and preservatives that can be harmful to sensitive skin. However, Dr. Willard’s® Premium Paraben Free Aloe Gel is made with natural ingredients and no toxins, making you feel good about what you put on your skin!
This great product is more effective than other Aloe Gels because of the addition of the micelle catalyst in our Dr. Willard’s Water®! This formula helps your skin absorb more nutrients and vitamins, while flushing out toxins!
Use it daily as a moisturizer, shaving cream or as sunburn relief for your face or body.