Summer is still a couple months away but it’s never too early to start thinking about skin protection from sunburns.
People tend to forget to apply sun blocker during spring days but sun exposure this time of the year can damage the skin just as much as hot summer days.
A couple of careless mistakes may be the reason many people have sunburns every April or May. We often assume the “spring sun” isn’t strong enough to burn. That’s a wrong assumption.
The sun rays can burn your skin at any time of the year. Your skin may be extremely white after a long winter and can be easily burned if unprotected.
Sunny days in the spring are often breeze and likely the second reason we sunburn. The false sense of cool temperature leads us to believe that sun blocker isn’t yet necessary. However, sunburns will be inevitable if you stay out in the sun all day without protection.
You may not feel hot, and you don’t normally sweat in pleasant spring days. People generally realize sunburns late in the day or the next morning, when it’s just a little too late to prevent it. The results: sunburn peeling.
The dehydration of the epidermis causes the top layer to flake off. Some parts of the body are generally exposed such as the neck, the forehead or the back of our legs. People often forget to apply sun blocker in these areas.
Fun spring outdoor activities such as baseball, golf and biking can turn into a next-day nightmare if you don’t take care of your skin.
It’s never too early to protect your skin. Be safe and stay cool this spring. Start using sun blocker as soon as you get outdoors.