Cowgirl Tips: Protecting Your Skin From The Sun
Spring Break is just around the corner, and we at Cowgirl Dirt are getting just as feisty as you are for the warmer days ahead. Spring fever begins to take over in the latter part of the winter when you think the short cold days will never end.
When the cherry blossoms begin to bloom and the warm breezes start blowing, the urge to transition to the outdoors is almost impossible to resist. Seriously, it is time to pull out the straw hat and put the winter one away till next fall, right?
The skin is the biggest organ of the body. Therefore, it needs adequate protection all year. Finding the best ways of protecting your skin when moving from one season to the next should be on your list of priorities. So what do you need to do?
Study Your Skin Type
First, you have to know your skin type. This information is critical in helping you to identify the product to use to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays.
Knowing how sensitive you are to the sun is all about understanding your skin's pigment. Everybody has unique pigmentation, which determines how quickly or slowly the skin burns with exposure to the sun. Knowing this about yourself will help you to select a sunscreen lotion that has the right Sun Protection Factor (SPF) for you.
There are plenty of sunscreens to choose from on the market. We recommend choosing one made of natural ingredients. All sunscreen is not created equal so make sure to experiment and see which one works best for you.
Cowgirl Tip: If you are sensitive to gluten make sure to get a gluten free sunscreen. Sunscreen is one of those products many people do not realize that some have gluten in it.
Using the Right Sunscreen Lotion
It's important to use the sunscreen lotion before you begin enjoying outdoor life once more. Applying sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside will help it to set and not wash off immediately in the water, or sweat off. One ounce of the sunscreen lotion applied on the skin before heading outside is enough to protect you adequately.
Cowgirl Tip: UV radiation from the sun is at dangerous levels in North America, between late spring and early summer.
Other Protective Measures
The skin is more prone to sunburn during the transition from spring to summer. Apart from sunscreen, you can also embark on a few protective measures for your skin.
These actions include:
Dressing right when preparing to spend time outdoors.
Applying sunscreen even on chilly and cloudy days.
Staying indoors between 10 am and 4 pm when the sun (or UV) is at its strongest levels.
- Do not use expired lotion. Buy new each year.
The skin needs protection against harmful UV rays. Applying the right sun protection helps in preventing premature aging, lowering risks of skin cancer, and reducing blotchiness on the face.
Choose your sun protection wisely to avoid damaging the skin. At Cowgirl Dirt, we have several products to help protect your skin
Our High Noon Lip Moisturizer is perfect for protecting your lips while also keeping them hydrated.
Have you tried our Bronco BB Cream? This lightweight cream minimizes wrinkles and blemishes while providing sun protection.
The Hoof Pressed Foundation is rich in antioxidants. This foundation benefits the skin while shielding it from the sun.