Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Avoid Muscle Pains With Proper Skin Care

Along with summer comes a number of seasonal changes – for instance, spending more time outdoors or having to brace yourself for the impending heat each time you step outside the door. One of the biggest changes, however, comes from all the direct sunlight that comes into contact with your skin. Whether you’re making a quick run to the car or are spending hours of exposed time out in the heat, it’s important to take the necessary precautions.

Failing to do so can leave you not only with a nasty and painful sunburn, it can cause permanent damage to the skin, and even work to harm deeper layers. Whether leaving scars or just tensing muscles from healing follicles (and all the cringing), sunburns can leave you in a painful state from the very second they occur. And worst of all, it’s days – if not weeks – until the skin is completely back to normal. (Even if it’s peeled and appears to be back to its original state.)

How to Take Care of Your Skin

Obviously, the easiest way to avoid a burn is through the use of sunscreen. No matter how tan you are, no matter how tan you want to be, sunscreen will protect your skin from harmful rays. Besides, spending enough time in the light will still allow for some color (depending on one’s complexion), while the sunscreen protects it in the process. 

It’s also a good idea to choose shade, a large-brimmed hat, or any other blockage to help shield yourself. Sitting in the shade even for a few minutes can help add some much needed relief to your skin, especially after hours in the sun. And if it’s not too hot, light layers will also add further protection. 

To save both your skin and the muscles underneath it, consider taking steps toward better sun protection today.