Health and Wellness


Are you worried for the summer? Worry not! Skincare experts offer advice on how to keep your skin healthy while having a good time during the summertime.

/ 13 March 2022

The cold dry season is finally over and we can feel summer time coming. During these times, boys are more concerned with the in-app summer game updates while girls are concerned about how to survive the scorching hot weather without damaging their skin.

Skincare is also important while staying indoors and it’s not just a “girl thing”. Remember, the skin is the largest organ in the body. Skincare expert Dulce Zamora of WebMD shares the importance of taking care of the skin during these times when UV levels and sun exposure is at their peak.


Skin cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in the United States. There is conclusive evidence that prolonged sun exposure raises the chances of getting melanoma, the disease’s most dangerous kind. Sunscreen is an essential safeguard against sunburn and skin cancer. It is now available in a variety of formulations including lotions, gels, ointments, creams, wax sticks, and sprays. Some have glitter and color for makeup purposes. What’s important, according to Zamora is to Apply sunscreen of your choice 15 to 30 minutes before going out.


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Note: It doesn’t matter what brand you use, use the most you are comfortable with.


What is SPF? SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. According to, If you spend the majority of your time indoors with only brief exposure to sunlight, you can use a sunscreen or cosmetic product with an SPF 15 or higher. If you spend a lot of time outside, particularly during and near the peak of the sun, you should use a water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher.

No matter the SPF, reapplication every two hours is key. Sunscreen must also be reapplied immediately after swimming or sweating.


Clothing plays an important role in protecting your skin from harmful sunrays. According to Zamora, hats can cover areas in your face against the sun but also consider which type of hats to wear. It’s better to wear broad-brimmed hats when going outdoor like on the beach.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, clothes with certain qualities can prevent harmful rays from reaching the skin:

  • Garments made of unbleached cotton, high-luster polyesters, and thin, satiny silk can absorb or reflect UV radiation, preventing damaging rays from reaching the skin.
  • Darker materials tend to absorb UV light, keeping it away from your body.
  • Clothes with tight weaves or knits prevent penetration of harmful rays.
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