Spring Break and Sunscreen
Spring Break and Sunscreen
Name a better duo.
Written by Carlyn
With spring sun on the radar, it’s time to start thinking about how exactly you’re going to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. I know, I know, wearing sunscreen isn’t exactly the most exciting thing to think about, but trust me, it’s key to your health and your beauty game.
Let’s start with the basics. The sun emits two types of UV radiation that can damage your skin: UVA and UVB. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin and can cause premature aging, while UVB rays cause sunburns. Both types of rays increase your risk of developing skin cancer, which is definitely something not to be messed with.
SPF? More like BFF. Sunscreen is an absolute necessity and works by absorbing or reflecting UV radiation, protecting your skin from damage. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every day, even on cloudy days. In fact, 80% of the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate through the clouds on overcast days!
In addition to protecting your skin from cancer and premature aging, sunscreen can also prevent sunburns and that uncomfortable peeling that comes with them. Plus, there are plenty of lightweight, non-greasy formulas out there that won’t leave you feeling sticky or oily. My personal fave is the Clear Clinical SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray, which is medical-grade and curated for acne.
But sunscreen isn’t the only way to protect your skin from the sun this spring break. Here are a few more tips to keep in mind:
- Seek shade: If you’re going to be outside during peak hours (11am-2pm), try to stay in the shade as much as possible.
- Wear protective clothing: Clothing can provide an extra layer of protection against the sun. Look for lightweight, breathable fabrics that cover your skin, such as long-sleeved shirts, pants, wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses!
- Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water can help keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water a day.
- Use skincare products with antioxidants: Antioxidants like vitamin C and E can help protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Clear Clinical’s juicy Vitamin C Ferulic Serum hits the spot when it comes to a bright, youthful complexion.
So, there you have it. Protecting your skin from the sun is key to staying healthy and looking your best. It’s more than just a beauty regimen—it’s a preventative measure against skin damage and cancer. Investing in high-quality, medical-grade skincare brands like Clear Clinical makes all the difference. The Wide Brim Sun Hat in the color “natural” is an amazing pair to my Sunscreen Spray. Whether you’re hitting the beach, hiking in the mountains, or just lounging in your backyard, make sure you take the time to protect your skin from those harmful rays. Your future self is thanking you!
Happy skincaring <3