Protect Your Skin in the Hot Summer Sun
I love summer!  I love relaxing at the beach, hiking in the mountains, filling bird feeders and caring for plants.  It can be so easy to be outside and forget the time and then my skin gets warm.  Here are a few simple tips I love.Wear A Big Sun Hat
This stylish and popular beach item can help you to keep your face and head protected. When the sun makes your shadow shorter than you, the sun is at its highest point in the sky, and sunburns can result easily if you are exposed to it directly. A sun hat can protect your skin by shading your face and head, but it won’t be able to give you much coverage other than that. This will leave your shoulders, back, stomach, and legs exposed, so it would be good to use it alongside another method of protection.
Use A Beach Umbrella
This one is simple and effective. Buying a beach umbrella is inexpensive and can provide shade for more than one person depending on which size you choose. When you need a break from sitting in the sun, you can simply run and get under your beach umbrella. The only drawback of the beach umbrella, is that it won’t protect you from the ultraviolet radiation being reflected by the sand around you. In order to give your skin better protection, other methods of protection are needed.
Try A Type of Sunscreen
The best way to protect your skin is to wear sunscreen. This is a specially formulated liquid that can block and protect your skin from ultraviolet radiation that penetrates the skin when you are in direct sunlight. If you are being very active is a good idea to reapply your sunscreen so that you are making sure that it is working at its most optimal level to protect you. If you are swimming or sweating heavily then it is recommended that you apply it to your skin every 45 minutes to an hour. Keeping up with this practice will protect your skin from cancers could develop without its use.
Even when taking precautions and trying all of the amazing tips I suggest the sun can sometimes be to strong. Here is a little natural remedy I suggest if your skin gets a little pink:
1- 2 drops sandalwood essential oil
1 drop turmeric essential oil (since it has good antiseptic properties)
2 tbsp coconut oil
Mix all together.
Apply the mixture gently to the affected skin for immediate relief.

AND, don’t forget to drink lots of water to stay hydrated.  That is one of the best tips for your skin and body.  

If you need some help getting your skin and body ready for summer, I’m here to help.
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Coach Peggy