by Michelle

Going Beyond Sunscreen for UV Protection

January 6, 2017


Aside from sunscreen, there are plenty of extra strategies you can implement to avoid getting burned now that the sun is getting more and more intense (so long, winter).

Take note: In no way should you skip sunscreen. As shared in the American Academy of Dermatology, you should apply sunscreen 15 minutes before you go outside and reapply consistently every two hours. Once you’ve got sunscreen on lock, you can start adding all the additional ways to prevent sunburn into your arsenal against UV rays. 

Consider testing out all these ways to prevent sunburn beyond sunscreen for the ultimate UV protection.

Sun Hats
They’re called sun hats for a reason! Protect your face with a wide-brimmed one like the Mott 50 Penelope Hat.

UV Sunglasses

Swim Cover-Up
The chicest way to protect your shoulders is with a UPF 50 cover-up. Our favorite casual sun protected look is the Mott 50 Allison Hooded Cover-Up.

Beach Umbrellas
Pack an umbrella before a day out in the sun so you can access shade no matter where you are! Try a Sunbella for elegant and effective sun protection.

Coconut Oil
As shared on RadiantLifeCatalogue, coconut oil releases powerful antioxidants onto skin which “bolsters natural defenses and prevents damage from long term sun exposure.”

Natural SPF Foods
Natural SPF foods like lycopene-packed tomatoes, which, according to Women’s Health, “provide long-term protection against UV-radiation-induced effects,” can help boost your skin’s defenses.

Natural Shade
Even hanging under a palm tree for awhile can give your body a break from the sun’s harsh rays.

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Article originally posted on Bustle.com