Hello folks! Guess where I had just been? — SIARGAO ISLAND! Yaaay! Well, it was all thanks to my mother who somehow noticed how I had been so stressed out lately.
“Dear, you look bad. C’mon let’s get you some sunshine”.
And viola! I was on vacation without spending a single penny. Lol!
Okay, I know it’s not summer but if you are staying on an island for a vacation, you will be spending a whole lot of time under the sun. And what do you get then? — SUNBURN, yes! After those long months of using Glutathione or Kojic soaps just to get your skin tone fairer and then losing them in just a day! Tsk2x.
I know this is a little off-season but my fingers won’t stop typing about this topic. But we can just discuss this topic again next summer right? 😀
So how do you protect your skin from sun damage? Simple. Just BE AWARE.
Sunburn is a skin damage from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. It causes a mild pain and redness but affect only the outer layer of the skin. It can also cause your skin to age prematurely as too much UV rays can damage the collagen in your body.
Staying away from the sun would be the best prevention there is but this won’t do any good for your vacation. Luckily, there are alternatives. 😀
1. USE SUNBLOCK
Apply it on your body focusing on your nose, your forehead, neck, shoulders and arms where you are more likely to burn. Apply it 15 – 30 minutes BEFORE going in the sun — not right before walking out the door and not after you are already outside — and reapply it consistently every 3 hours.
2. COVER UP
Wear clothes that cover your skin, hats with wide brims, and sunglasses.
3. EAT SOME LYCOPENE
Lycopene, which is found in tomatoes, is effective in protecting humans against sun damage.
4. GET SOME VITAMIN D
Vitamin D increases sun tolerance and protection against sun damage. [e.g. Mushrooms, Salmon, Sardines, Catfish, Tuna fish]
The fruit’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties could help add another layer of sun protection to your routine.
Now who says you can’t have fun under the sun without getting burned? XD
If you have additional tips about preventing sunburn, please write your comments below.
P.S. The picture above was my vacation in Camiguin Island with my friends. My ‘photographer’ hasn’t uploaded our pictures in Siargao yet so I use that as an alternative. I’ll change it later when I have the actual Siargao picture. Don’t get excited, the pictures are not that good. Lol!