How To Stay Stylish And Safe From The Sun This Summer


Summer weather usually means more time spent outdoors doing fun activities and outdoor yard work, but it is important to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays. Although the sun can provide your body with essential vitamin D, your skin can become damaged by the sun within ten minutes during the sun's peak time. Here are some tips to help you keep your skin and eyes protected from the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Protect Your Eyes

Wearing sunglasses to protect your vision from the sun's harmful rays never has been more fun when you consider all the styles and options of wood frame sunglasses. Over the past few years wood frame glasses have become all the rage with several different companies popping up to provide new styles. 

The wood used to make wood frames makes each pair of sunglasses different with no two pairs the same, as wood grain is unique to each tree it is made from. You can select from several types of wood, such as zebra wood, red sandalwood, maple wood, walnut, cherry, and bamboo. And if you don't like the look of natural brown wood, you can find wood in several tinted colors and wood stains.

Wearing a pair of wood frame sunglasses helps you keep track of them during your water activities. If they fall into the water, most types of wood frame glasses will float. Just be sure you select sunglasses that are polarized to help you see clearly and reduce the glare of the sun's off surfaces and water and that have 100 percent ultraviolet protection to shield your eyes from the sun's harmful rays. If sunglasses are advertised as UV400, this means they protect from all the sun's harmful rays, including UVA and UVB rays.

Wear a Sunhat

In addition to wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun's UV rays, you can wear a sun hat to further protect yourself from harmful sun radiation. When you choose a hat, consider the type of hat it is and the material it is made of for maximized sun protection.

A hat made of loosely-woven materials that can allow sunlight to filter through tiny gaps between the weaving does not offer the best protection as a hat made of a more tightly-woven material. Also look at the style of the hat to see how much coverage it provides. A baseball cap only has a wide brim in the front to shield your forehead, eyes, and maybe some of your nose from the sun, but your neck and ears are exposed. Select a wide brim hat for the best sun protection. A wide brim hat shades your face, ears, neck, and your scalp. You can also wear a baseball cap fitted with side and back flaps to cover these exposed areas on your head and neck.

Keep in mind wearing a sun hat for protection while outside works best in direct sunlight. When the sun is diffused on cloudy days, the sunlight can become more scattered and it is harder for your hat to protect your skin from its rays. On days as this, select a good sun hat and use sunscreen as a backup.

Use Sunscreen

As a backup it is always a good idea to use sunscreen on your body's exposed skin, such as your ears, neck, arms, legs, feet, and hands. Apply a full spectrum protection with an SPF rating of as high as possible to protect your skin from the most UV exposure. Be sure to follow the sunscreen's directions to reapply after the recommended amount of time as sunscreen will only provide protection for a certain period of time. Be sure you also apply a chapstick with UV protection, as your lips can become damaged and sunburned from the sun's rays.


3 May 2018

brand name clothes on an off-brand budget

Do you love wearing brand name clothes but don't have the clothing budget for them? Have you ever thought about buying your brand name clothes online or through consignment shops and sales? This blog is all about saving money on brand name clothes. You will find tips for finding the styles and brands that you want without cutting into your grocery budget for the month. It is my hope that my frugal living will help you create the looks and styles that you want even on your tight budget. Hopefully, you have as much fun reading through the tips here as I did putting them all together for you.