Summer Tips for Men

Summer Tips for Men

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It does not matter whether we are on vacation, an outing, or just spend some time in outdoor activities – our skin needs to be protected. Not only that the sun can make new wrinkles on our face, but also can damage our skin seriously. If we expose unprotected skin to sun rays between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., we can earn sunburns and sun spots while our skin can lose its natural shine and becomes dry. Leaving our skin unprotected, even when the Sunbeams are not very hot, we expose our skin to the damaging effect of UV rays. Dermatologists warn us to apply sunscreen not only when we are on the beach, but also at any time during summer months. They point out that sunscreen cannot protect our skin during a hot summer day between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. To find a better solution they suggest finding a shadow. Dr. Michael Taylor, a retired dermatologist from Portland, offers other summer tips for men in the article “Diane Atwood: Don’t Forget Sunscreen This Summer”.

Summer Tips for Men

1. Don’t forget to put sunscreen on the front and back of your neck, shoulders, arms and legs.

2. Remember the tops of your ears.

3. And the top of your head if your hair is thinning, you shave your head or have a buzz cut.

4. You can wear a hat, but it needs to be more than a baseball cap. It should have a broad brim, so it shades the ears, eyes and back of the neck.

5. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.

So, what if you have a beard? Do you think it will protect your face from the sun? Maybe, says Dr. Taylor, but it has to be thick and at least three and a half inches long.
The best time to apply sunscreen is after you shower, while your skin is still damp. Apparently, that allows moisture to be locked in and the sunscreen spreads more evenly.

All these tips are especially important for fair-skinned men, who have bright hair and blue eyes. According to medical experts, men with pale skin have a greater risk for skin problems than darker ones. That is why dermatologists suggest applying sunscreen with a larger protective factor than regular and apply it often. We have all heard so many times what damaging effect UVA and UVB rays can have on our skin, but many of us still ignore applying sunscreen in a city walk on a hot day. Dermatologists also warn us against tanning beds that are more dangerous than a hot summer sun. For any change on our skin, they highly recommend consulting a doctor immediately.

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