Summer can be a tough time to protect your skin, especially if you’re engaged in active sports activities. We’ve gathered some tips for summer skin care from SkinCancer.org so your skin can stay healthy without having to sacrifice summer fun!
Sun Protection Tips for Runners
- Run during hours when the sun is less intense.
- Apply a 30+ SPF sunscreen before you throw on your running clothes.
- Run in a hat and UV-blocking sunglasses. Polarized lenses help beat the glare and eyelids are at high risk for sun damage.
- Sunscreen starts to lose effectiveness at about the two-hour mark, or even sooner if you are sweating heavily. Keep a trial size in your pocket. The stick sunscreens work well.
- Try special sun-protective clothing from companies like Coolibar who even have a line of clothing for runners!
Skin Cancer Prevention for Golfers
- Tee off early to avoid intense midday sun.
- Wear a hat with a brim extending three inches or more all the way around, shading your face, neck, ears, and shoulder tops.
- Seek the shade under a tree or in your cart when not in active play.
- Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, covering as much skin as possible.
- Wear wraparound sunglasses that block 99-100 percent of UV radiation, protecting the eye, eyelid, and surrounding areas.
- Remember to protect yourself on overcast days: Up to 80 percent of the sun’s UV radiation can penetrate clouds and harm your skin.
- Apply a generous amount of water-resistant, broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to all exposed areas 30 minutes before heading outside to play golf and every 2 hours after that.