Summer is ON!

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After a long, cold winter behind mandatory locked doors, you wouldn’t be blamed for wondering if summer is ever coming, and even if it does, will you still be able to enjoy it? Well, the good news is, summer is on! “2020 has been a tough year, throwing the entire nation into unchartered territory, but once again South Africans proved to be resilient and adapt to these new circumstances,” comments Alexa Wilding, senior brand manager for skin protection brand Everysun.
“And now that restrictions have been lowered, and the weather is warming up, let’s spend summer enjoying ourselves, even if it will be a different experience this time round.
What’s important to remember is that while we are enjoying the sun, all COVID-19 precautionary measures in place, of course, this is not the time to throw caution to the wind and go outside with unprotected skin. Having being indoors for so long means our skin has not been exposed to the same amount of sun it would have under normal circumstances, and you will need to increase your sunscreen protection, no matter your skin tone, and especially if you have sensitive skin.” Living in a country that guarantees hot summers, where outdoor living is assumed, and sunny days are constantly enjoyed, protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is a message that is often encouraged, but not always followed through. “With winter behind us there’s no time like the present to take heed and make a conscious effort to keep your skin safe and protected,” explains Wilding, and provides five tips on how to enjoy the summer sun after lockdown: Don’t skimp on the sunscreen. Apply the correct amount of sunscreen to get the right amount of coverage – if you apply too little you won’t get the SPF coverage you are looking for. Make sure that the area you are applying the sunscreen to is well covered. Wearing a high protection sunscreen is strongly advised for you and your family, and the new Everysun family size 50 SPF 300ml + 100ml FREE = 400ml lotion ensures that there is enough for everyone and that you won’t be left without too soon after purchasing. Ease into the sun bit by bit every day. This is a better way to approach the warm sun without causing any harm to your skin. Slowly increase the amount of time you spend outdoors every day and judge your skin’s reaction. This will determine the amount of time you should be spending outside. Even if your skin is tanning, you should still ease into it.
If possible, stay inside or find sufficient shade during the hottest periods of the day – 10 am to 3 pm. This is the time when the sun’s rays are at its strongest and can cause the most damage. If you are outside during these times, make sure to apply extra sunscreen to keep your skin protected.
Find shade. If you are looking to spend time outside, but the sun’s rays are too strong for your skin look for a shady spot under a tree or an umbrella, and never forget a hat to protect your head and face.
Sensitive skin is experienced across all skin tones and should not be ignored as too much time in the sun can cause serious, long-lasting damage. Using a sunscreen suitable for sensitive skin, including children, is highly advised. Everysun’s new sensitive skin sunscreen Sensitive Care protects delicate skin from harmful UV rays and is formulated with Vita Lock which is an infusion of antioxidants, vitamins, and advanced UVA and UVB filters with photostability. This product offers 50 SPF protection, is fragrance-free, supports even tone, leaves no white residue, and is light and non-greasy, making it the perfect sunscreen for those with sensitive skin.
“Although we can finally say that summer is on, it is important to realise that even though we are experiencing “new normals” in almost every aspects of our lives, there is no new normal when it comes to sunscreen and skin protection. It is just simply the norm,” concludes Wilding. Both the Everysun Family Lotion SPF 50 300ml + 100ml free = 400ml and Sensitive Care range are available at all leading retailers and pharmacies.
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