Summer is here and to make the most out of it, spending most of your time outside is a must. There would be a lot of beaches to visit, weekend parties to attend to and other kinds of gatherings hosted outdoors. This will also require you to spend most of your time under the blazing heat of the sun several hours every day.
Although sunblock is treated as a safe and effective way to block the harmful rays of the sun while enjoying the warmth of the outdoors, it can still contribute to your carbon footprint and may be dangerous for the environment. Slathering chemicals on your skin on a daily basis for several hours is also not a good idea.
Instead of your basking your skin with your good old trusted sunblock, you might want to consider other environmentally-friendly ways on protecting your skin from the sun. Here are some ideas that you can try.
Plan your outdoor activities when the sun shines the least.
UV rays are at its strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. You can plan your outdoor activities earlier or on a later time to avoid intense level of sunrays. If you love swimming, especially during hotter days, you might want to consider swimming in indoor pools when the sun is up and then enjoy outdoor swimming at a later time.
Shade is your friend.
When enjoying time outdoors at a park or around the neighborhood, you might want to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun by staying under shady trees. If trees are not plenty in your area, you might want to bring a small canopy or tent to keep you cool and protected from the sun even while outdoors.
Cover arms and legs
There is many available clothing nowadays that are light and allows your skin to breathe even on a hot summer day. You can use this type of clothing whenever you go outdoors or while biking, running, or hiking outdoors.
Covering your face
You can wear a big hat or sunglasses to protect your face from the scorching heat of the sun. You’ll feel cool, be protected and will look stylish at the same time.