When the weather heats up, we tend to start thinking of more ways to protect our families as well as our own safety from dangerous UV rays. In the past 30 years, there has been a huge shift in sun and skin protection knowledge and information. Even though most of the actions we should do to keep safe are common knowledge, friendly reminders are sometimes needed to keep us on track.
Simple things to add to your daily routine can make a huge difference to keep UV rays away. Even when the summer day is cloudy, UV rays are still harmful as they can reflect off of most light surfaces. These tips aren’t only good for hot summer months, but good to practice year-round.
Protect your eyes – No matter the age, your eyes are vulnerable to sun damage, even infants are encouraged to protect their eyes. Finding a pair of sunglasses to keep in your bag, your car, and even on the table as you walk out the door is key. Protecting your eyes on a daily basis, no matter how long you are in the sun, makes a huge impact.
Along with sunglasses, adding Viteyes Blue Light Defender Gummies to your daily routine will help as well. They are formulated with Lutein and Zeaxanthin to protect your eyes from blue light, which may be emitted from electronic devices (computers, tablets, smartphones) as well as from sun exposure. Other product options to protect your eyes are Viteyes Blue Light Defender + and for your kids, Viteyes Blue Light Defender Kids.
Shade – Always keep a lookout for shade during the day, to keep your body temperature cool and keep your body, and skin out of direct sunlight. Wearing hats or loose clothing helps shade your body as well. These are easy items to keep in your bag or car for those ‘just in case moments’ when you can’t find shade.
Sunscreen – Don’t feel like you need to stick with the same old boring sunscreen you always purchase, consider your needs and find a sunscreen you don’t mind adding to your daily routine. Make sure to look for an SPF coverage of at least 15, and reapply every 2 hours, more often if you are wet or sweating. The safest sunscreen is mineral-based instead of chemicals. Look for a sunscreen that’s base is zinc or titanium dioxide. If you have a difficult time remembering to reapply sunscreen, make sure to set a timer on your phone. Another option is to add clothing to your wardrobe that has UV protection in the fabric.
In order to be sun ready this summer, gather the items you already have around your house and keep them in an easy spot to grab and use. Store some in your backyard, by your front door, and even leave some in your car. The best way to stay UV safe is by planning ahead so you can enjoy your time outside with less worry.