Ottawa-Gatineau Protect Skin From Sun While Travelling
(NC)-Sunburn is better prevented than treated. Most health professionals recommend a sunscreen SPF level of at least 30-and greater if you plan to be outdoors on a winter vacation, north or south. Take a look at these valuable sun protection quick tips, courtesy of the makers of Neutrogena:
Wear a wide brimmed hat to shade the face, neck and ears-and avoid direct sun rays in the middle of the day.
When buying new sunglasses check the label to be sure the lenses block out 99 to 100 percent of both ultraviolet A and B (UVA/UVB) radiation rays. Sunglasses should also be free of distortion and imperfection.
To keep cool and hydrated, drink lots of water and wear light coloured clothing to reflect, not absorb, the sun.
Sunscreen should be generously applied and should contain both UVA and UVB sunscreen actives, since the sun causes damage by penetrating to different depths in the skin. Avobenzone is considered one of the most powerful sunscreens available to date, even more effective if it is stabilized with technology called Helioplex.
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