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08 How to Get Clear Skin: Protect your face from the sun

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08 How to Get Clear Skin: Protect your face from the sun

Table of Contents

  1. What can a sun hat or visor do for your skin?
  2. Why do you need sunglasses?
  3. What type of sunscreen is ideal?
  4. Conclusion

 Finally, the last step! Perhaps a no-brainer for any skincare routine - ALWAYS protect your face from the sun!

However, if you haven’t read up on the previous chapters, we urge you to do so. You can start here. It’s so that you can get a better understanding of what you need to do while getting a holistic view of skincare.

Now, for the last but certainly not the least step for skincare.

woman with long hair wearing a visor hat

PROTECT YOUR FACE FROM THE SUN

Too much or too little will do no good in any given situation. One must always have the right amount of necessities in life to stay in balance. This goes for vitamins and minerals.

You need the sun to process Vitamin D from your calcium and phosphorus intake. Vitamin D is the key to healthy bones, blood, and immune system. Adequate amounts of sun are also good for your skin. Great skin also means going outdoors to get benefits from nature to benefit from all its oil, flora, and fauna goodness for nourishment.


However, while you need to be outdoors to nourish yourself, too much sun will cause more inflammation on your skin. This is especially true if you have acne.

Excessive sun exposure will also dry you up to wrinkles and premature aging, not to mention skin cancer! So make sure to balance everything with sun protection, especially on your face.

Use a sun hat or visor

sideview of a woman holding her hat on head

Since your skin needs to breathe, use a hat that is breathable and washable.

Wear a hat that has an Ultraviolet Protection Factor or UPF fabric. UPF protects from UVA and UVB radiation. The highest UPF protection you can find is UPF 50+, which blocks out 98% of UV Rays between you and the sun. Get something of high quality to last you a long time.

At GearTOP, we have an array of premium yet affordable sun hats that you can choose from depending on what your needs are. For one, the Navigator Series comes with UPF 50+ protection and is equally popular amongst men and women. Our Floater series, Wanderer Series, and Reversible bucket hats could easily do the trick, as well.

These options are lightweight and packable, take it with you anywhere, hassle-free!

Or, if you want 360-degree sun protection, the Discoverer Series Sun hat with removable neck flaps should do the trick. Guard not just your face but also your neck and shoulders from the sun with this high-coverage bucket hat!

If you’re just as concerned with bugs as you are with sun protection, opt for our Explorer Series Sun hat with a removable mosquito net. This hat guards you not just from the sun and bugs, but also from dust and dirt!

If style is your concern, then the Jasmine sun visor is the one for you! Don’t compromise between sporting a stylish look and getting enough sun protection with this visor’s wide brim and ponytail hole.

GearTOP hats and visors are breathable, making the walk under the skies more pleasant. As we always have to make sure we keep our skin clean, we’re happy to let you know that the hats are also machine washable AND quick-drying. So, put it in the wash, take it out, and watch it dry in no time!

blonde woman wearing sunglasses

Use sunglasses

Using sunglasses greatly diminishes the risk of wrinkles around the eyes. Sunglasses are good sun barriers for your skin as with your eyes. Choose sunglasses that are polarized for the best protection.

woman applying sunscreen oh her arms

Use natural sunscreen

Sunscreen’s function is to coat your skin for added protection from excessive sun exposure. Use natural sunscreen. Use organic sunscreens to keep your body’s integrity. The good thing there is it heals and nourishes your skin while it protects.

Conclusion

While often overlooked, sun protection is a given when talking about skincare. After all, all of the products that you apply on your face will be for naught if you don’t take care against sun damage. So, trust us when we say, “Don’t skimp out on sun protection!”

Now that you know what to do, it’s time to apply these things. Easier said than done - we know! So, word of advice, try to build your routine one baby step at a time. And, if you find yourself relapsing or forgetting some things, don’t get discouraged. After all, having and maintaining clear healthy skin is a process. Enjoy the journey!

How to Get Clear Skin Outline

We’ve broken up the steps on the How to Get Clear Skin series into easily digestible categories. This is to help you not to get overwhelmed. Serving as your outline, here are the 8 main things that you’ll expect from this series to keep your skin acne-free and healthy.

  1. Understand your skin
  2. Protect your skin
  3. Cleanse your skin
  4. Moisturize
  5. Nourish yourself right
  6. Deal with that acne: Let’s face it!
  7. Keep flowing to get glowing
  8. Protect your face from the sun

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