The temperatures are rising, the sky has taken on a distinct shade of blue and summer is knocking on the door. It’s time to dig out the shorts and sheets, lock the boots away until the fall and boost your Vitamin D with some serious sessions in the sun. The problem with those sessions is that whether you are in Newcastle or Nice, Bangkok or Baltimore, that golden ball we all worship gives out some pretty nasty rays that cannot only seriously burn you but can result in you having to cover up for life as a skin cancer sufferer. The annoying thing is that this is one of the easiest cancers to avoid, and here’s how.
The regular use of a broad-spectrum SPF moisturizer will protect you from both of the suns evil rays; UVA and UVB. UVA is the blighter responsible for the premature aging, wrinkles and age spots. It is the UVB rays which burn your skin when you are out in it for too long. Prolonged exposure to both rays can lead to you developing skin cancer, so it’s common sense that you will need protection from both of them at the same time.
Villa Floriani was developed in Italy for this specific reason, and anyone who has ever experienced an Italian summer will appreciate that they know what they are talking about! Villa Floriani SPF20 broad-spectrum products not only protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays but also nourish and moisturize it, giving you a naturally healthy glow without intensive sun exposure. By applying these products daily, before you go out into the sun, after swimming and with re-applications during your time in the sun, you are greatly reducing your chances of developing skin cancer. You shouldn’t rely wholly on one product, however, as there are other things you can do to protect yourself, as listed below:
- Limit your time in the sun, especially during the hottest part of the day between 10am-2pm
- Cover up as much as possible in loose and comfortable clothing such as long-sleeved tops and long pants
- Protect your scalp and eyes with a sun hat and sunglasses
- Water resistant sunscreen should be used if you intend to go swimming or sweat profusely, but still, reapply after bathing if you are in the water during the peak times
Nothing in this blog is difficult or expensive to embrace, as part of your daily routine through the summer, and your skin will thank you for it, in more ways than one!