How to Protect Your Body From the Summer Sun
Summer is almost here! From beach days to late night campfires, we can’t wait for what this summer will bring. Having fun in the sun is important, but we also can’t forget to take care of our bodies during this season. With the temperatures starting to rise, it’s even more crucial that you make sure your body is getting the proper attention it needs. Here are some tips for keeping your body healthy during the summer to make sure you get the most out of this fun time of year!
We can’t stress this point enough. Drinking water is important throughout the whole year, but you should definitely be getting in your eight glasses a day this time of year. With the summer sun beating down, your body is going to lose a lot of liquids. Drinking plenty of water ensures you’re making up the difference to help your body function properly. Plus, water is amazing for your skin and helps keep the acne away!
Lather That Sunscreen On
We know that you’ve been waiting all year for a chance to get that perfect tan, and this might seem like a step you’d rather skip. Trust us, your body will thank you for protecting it against the sun this season. Sunscreen helps prevent your skin getting harmed by the UV rays of the sun, which may cause skin cancer if you’re exposed too often to them.
If you’re getting too much sun, then what might look like a tan now may end up leaving your skin with brown spots and skin discolorations. Taking the time to apply sunscreen is also especially important for your face by keeping it moisturized and preventing wrinkles. It might feel like you’re missing out now, but your skin will look so much better in the future if you make sure to apply sunscreen!
Get Plenty of Sleep
With all the exciting plans for summer, it can be easy to convince ourselves that we can stay up later and it won’t affect us too harshly. Maybe we’ll be extra tired for a few days but that’s not a big deal, right? Wrong! No matter what time of year it is, you should always make sure that you’re getting enough hours of sleep each night. This important time not only helps us keep a good attitude, but it also assists our bodies with some vital functions. Boosting your immune system, repairing damaged cells, and recovering from the previous day are all just some of the important duties that sleep can perform during the night.
It’s no secret that keeping up a daily exercise regimen is great for your body. We’ve all heard of the benefits it can have, like improving our heart and lowering the risk of several diseases. There are also other factors that we normally don’t think about that a regular exercise schedule could help with. Did you know that increasing blood flow could help keep your skin nourished and prevent acne? There are numerous ways that exercise helps our body that we don’t even think about. If you find exercise to be hard, then doing it this summer with some friends is a great way to have fun with it. Just remember to drink lots of water, especially if you’re exercising outside!
Moisturize Your Skin
Your skin is going to go through a lot this summer. To keep your complexion glowing during the harsh, dry months of summer you need to remember to moisturize! No matter what skin type you have, your skin is going to need that extra moisture. With all the time you’re going to be spending at the beach, the sun is going to dry out your skin! This helps prevent you from getting dry and flaky skin. Moisturizing is great because it also helps your skin from getting blemishes, wrinkles, and other skin problems.
Want to Know More
If you love learning about how to take care of our bodies and helping others feel good about themselves, then a future in the medical field could be a great option for you!
If you are interested, we offer more programs that teach how to care for people through healthcare and not just your skin. Check out our Vocational Nursing, Clinical Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy, and more programs on our website.
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To learn more about skin care, take a look at our Esthetician program where students can learn about facials, chemical peels, basic makeup artistry, and much more!
You can find out more about our programs and which side of healthcare you’d most want to pursue on our website.