Sunscreen for Outdoor Activities: Protecting Your Skin During Hiking, Swimming, and More
Summertime and fun in the sun go hand in hand. Unfortunately, exposure to harmful UV rays is also part of that equation.
The good news? You can still enjoy swimming, hiking, and all of your other favorite warm-weather activities while protecting your skin — with the right sunscreen that is.
Read on to learn more about the importance of wearing sunscreen when you’re outdoors, along with additional tips for safeguarding your skin this summer, including answers to frequently asked questions, like “Should I wear sunscreen every day?” and “What are the benefits of wearing sunscreen”?
Shielding Your Skin from Harmful UV Rays
We may love the feeling of basking in the sun on a warm summer day, but the effects of doing so can be detrimental to both the health and appearance of your skin.
While the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can penetrate the skin and cause damage, sunscreen acts as a critical protective barrier. When you wear sunscreen, you shield yourself from many unpleasant potential outcomes, including painful sunburn, premature skin aging, and a higher risk of skin cancer.
In fact, regular daily use of facial sunscreen can reduce your risk of skin cancer by a staggering 50 percent. Not to mention preventing wrinkles, age spots, sagging, and other signs and symptoms of aging.
Best Practices for Applying and Wearing Sunscreen
If you’re headed out for a day of swimming, sailing, hiking, or another outdoor activity, you probably know to bring along sunscreen by now. However, applying a coat of sunscreen and calling it a day is the bare minimum — and falls far short of ensuring optimal skin protection.
These three best practices can help you get the full benefits of sunscreen:
1. Choose the right product
All sunscreens aren’t created equal. In addition to offering varying degrees of protection, some sunscreens also contain toxic chemicals. Other formulations may clog skin, while some are bad for the environment. Practicing due diligence can help you find a product that will safeguard your skin while also offering other benefits.
Take Neora’s Invisi-Bloc Sunscreen Gel, for example. Experts recommend wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF30 minimum if you’ll be outdoors. Not only does this “intelligent” daily sunscreen for the face have an SPF40 making it an ideal solution for protecting exposed face and neck skin, but it also contains a powerful antioxidant complex that smooths and perfects your complexion as you’re wearing it.
Invii-Bloc’s weightless and wonderfully wearable water-gel formula won’t clog pores, while its clean formula is free of all of the bad stuff like parabens, phthalates, and more.
Struggle with sensitive skin? Non-comedogenic, dermatologist-tested Invisi-Bloc is suitable for all skin types and won’t cause irritation or breakouts.
2. Reapply liberally and often
Experts recommend applying sunscreen at least 30 minutes before spending time outdoors. You should also be diligent about reapplying every two hours — more frequently if you’re swimming or sweating.
Wondering just how much sunscreen you need? Experts recommend using a full ounce — the equivalent of a shot glass full — on your entire body for each application. Make sure all exposed areas are covered, paying careful attention to your face, which is subject to the greatest amount of exposure.
3. Add sunscreen to your daily routine
While engaging in outdoor summer activities amplifies the need for protection, there are many advantages to wearing sunscreen every day — regardless of whether you’re planning outdoor activities. Not only does incorporating sunscreen into your daily routine in addition to using sunscreen for outdoor activities minimize accidental everyday exposure, but it also helps you get into this healthy habit.
This is yet another reason to choose Invisi-Bloc. This more-than-a-sunscreen does double-duty by also defending against blue light damage and environmental stressors like smoke and pollution. Even if you’re spending the day inside at your desk, Invisi-Bloc will shield your skin from everything from sunlight through the windows to blue light damage from your computer screen. Plus, it’s also clean and gentle — making it the perfect face sunscreen for sensitive skin.
Just like brushing your teeth, washing your face, and moisturizing your skin are part of your morning ritual, applying sunscreen should also claim a spot in your regimen.
Put Your Best Face Forward with Clean Sunscreen
Protecting your skin from the sun is one of the easiest and best things you can do to maintain the health and appearance of your skin. With Invisi-Bloc Sunscreen Gel, an innovative face cream with SPF, it’s even easier to keep the sun’s harmful rays at bay while also enjoying the beauty and wellness benefits for which Neora is known.
Ready to put your best face forward this summer with the best waterproof facial sunscreen? Discover Invisi-Block SPF40 from Neora today.