Hi my Reader 🙂
I too am tired of sun protection and avoiding the sunbeams. I’m here to write – don’t avoid the sun. Embrace it, but with good protection.
UVB + UVA beams make a lethal combination for the biggest organ in our body – the skin. However repetitive it is – it is very important to protect yourself from them. It may be very boring reading this from everyone’s blog and hearing it from everyone, but it is very present because of its importance.
I’ve been avoiding the sun because I’m so pale. But I’m here to write something to you and that is: DON’T DO THAT. Don’t avoid the sun! By avoiding the sun, you are cutting yourself from the d-vitamin that is essential for your happiness and artificial is not the same as the real d-vitamin.
Here are some things that will help you spend your days in the sun but with the safe way.
- The most important thing you should learn: the shadow from the umbrella or hat or trees or buildings is not your friend.
First thing to know about the sunbeams: they can get to you in the shadow! Sunbeams are lurking around and if you are not protected with sun cream or covered with clothes directly, that umbrella, hat, cloud or shadow from the tree won’t be able to help you. Trust me on this one, I’ve suffered enough just „to make sure“ 😀
- When there is no sun and only clouds are covering you, UVA are still there to roast your skin.
And when you think that there is wind with combination with clouds and you think that there is no danger, UVA will hit you…BAD! Even worse than the UVB.
- Before exposing your skin to the sun excessively, eat a lot of orange – colored fruits and vegetables.
Carrots, oranges, orange juice. It will help absorb the D-vitamin quicker and better and it will tan your skin evenly.
- Wear hat and sunglasses.
Protect your eyes from the sun. Especially if you are like me and you like to spend your day with the curtains down so you can prevent the heat coming into your room 😀
And hat is stylish. Do you need any more reasons to wear it? =)
- Save yourself from sunburn – use SPF cream.
As someone with very light to pale (mostly pale) skin, leaving without SPF cream on even for a 10 min walk is not an option. Especially since I’ve been avoiding the sun because I’m so pale (DON’T DO THAT, you are cutting yourself from the D-vitamin that is essential for your happiness). If I spend more than 15 min on the sun without wearing sunscreen, my skin starts to react and becomes like chess board – but with white and red bricks. It’s interesting and disturbing at the same time 😀
- What to do if you roast yourself and you end up looking like a bacon
Put yogurt on the skin where you got sunburn. Leave it overnight and because that sunburn will hurt you, it shouldn’t be a problem keeping you from rubbing it off your bed while sleeping 😀 (had to write it this way since you didn’t listen to my other advices). The good bacteria in the yogurt will react and cool down and heal your burned skin. Aloe Vera gel can also be very helpful.
- After the redness is gone
Put some VERY oily body milk on the skin so you can avoid skin damage from the sunburn. After the sunburn, the skin is dehydrated and will peel off. You can make that process come later in the month instead of the next days by putting very oily and hydrating body milk.
Make sure you follow this steps for safe exposure to the sun.
And here are some pictures that are suitable for this topic and were taken from my balcony 🙂
Have a nice week. Do something good today.
Regards, Antidote 🙂