Summer has arrived, and with that comes sunnier days where we’re outside more and enjoying the better weather. But it’s crucial to look after our skin in the sun and protect it from harmful UV rays to prevent sunburn and premature aging and reduce the risk of skin cancer. When it comes to skin protection this summer, it’s best to follow multiple protective measures so that they all work together.
Applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen should be part of your daily skincare routine, even when it’s overcast. The UV rays can penetrate through the clouds and can cause damage to the skin, so make SPF a non-negotiable. It’s an essential skin protection product no matter what your skin type is. Be sure to reapply it every two hours, more often if you’re sweating or swimming and don’t forget your neck, ears and hair parting.
The sun’s rays are usually strongest between 10 am and 4 pm, so try to seek shade during those hours if you’re outside. You might have to be creative when trying to find shade, but keep an eye out for shelter under a tree or an umbrella, and if you can sit under a canopy, that will help limit direct sun exposure and give your skin some much-needed protection.
Protect from within
Hush & Hush Time Capsule is best known for being a comprehensive multivitamin for the skin, hydrating with hyaluronic acid, boosting collagen production with Marine collagen, reducing the appearance of redness and breakouts with Zinc and giving a boost of energy with Green Tea and Korean Red Ginseng. But did you know that it can add extra skin protection against UV and blue light damage? Studies have shown that Polypodium leucotomos Root, a natural extract from the fern family, has been effective in reducing the damaging effects of UV radiation. We recommend taking two Time Capsule tables with a meal in the morning.
Wearing protective clothing is an easy and effective way to shield your skin from the sun. Lightweight, tightly woven fabrics work best and make sure they cover your arms, legs and neck. Wide-brimmed sunhats can also protect your neck, face and ears and protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses with UV protection. Covering up can reduce the amount of direct sun exposure and reduce your risk of sunburn.
This summer, prioritise your skin’s protection from the sun’s harmful rays. Incorporating these habits into your daily routine means that you can enjoy the sun safely, knowing that you’re looking after your skin.