Swimming or hanging out by the pool is a rewarding lifestyle. And, if you wear the best fabric for sun protection, the poolside offers excellent physical, emotional, and mental benefits.

However, a side effect of going to the pool is continuous exposure to the sun and its damaging ultraviolet rays. Due to the negative impact of UV on the skin, I cannot overemphasize the need to avoid the peak hours of sun (10 am to 4 pm).

Since adhering to experts’ warnings is somewhat tricky, the best thing is to protect yourself against the UV rays. Luckily, there are ways to do this without sunscreen!

Let’s explore what you should do to protect your skin from sunburn.

How to Protect Your Skin from the Sun Without Sunscreen

Your skin is your asset. The way your skin looks shows how healthy you are. Sadly, the sun is not very friendly to the skin.

Therefore, swimming in sunny weather can result in severe skin problems, including discoloration, melanoma, and skin cancer.

While sunscreen can protect your skin to some extent, finding the right product can be exasperating. So, what should you do to protect your skin from sunburn?

The following are valuable tips on how to protect your skin from the sun without sunscreen.

Experts found that clothing is one of the best ways to protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays.

Some clothes are designed to prevent the sun rays from reaching your skin. Such clothes with UV-blocking features offer reliable protection against the UV rays without sunscreen.


Wear UPF Clothing

Clothes with Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) properties restrict UV rays (UVB and UVA) from damaging your skin. For instance, you can block 98% of UV from reaching your skin by wearing a UPF 50 fabric.

However, most people who relax by the pool often wear light and breathable clothes, which offer minimal sun protection.

Wash Your Clothes using UV-Repellent Detergent

Advanced technology makes it possible for detergent manufacturers to produce soaps that offer fabric coating. Such detergents create SPF and UV-Resistant fabric to protect the user. By washing your clothes using such a detergent, you can stay protected.

Use UV Protective Sunglasses

Quality sunglasses offer proper protection against UV and sunburn. They shield your face from a direct hit by the sun, thus preventing skin damage from the sun. With quality sunglasses, you can expect 99% sun-blocking efficiency. 

Unlike cosmetic sunglasses that offer around 70% protection, sunglasses with UV-blocking capabilities are an excellent way to protect your facial skin. It won’t hurt if you also use a facial moisturizer with SPF protection.

Be Outdoor Smart

Nothing is as assuring as taking protection into your own hands. You know the peak hours when the sun releases its destructive UV rays. At such a time, it’s best to keep out of the sun.

If you can’t help being in the sun at such hours, let your clothing and sunglasses be your defense.

Talk to the Experts

One way you can be outdoor ready is by having the correct information about protecting your skin. Everyone should discuss their skin health with those in a position to help. When it comes to your health, the best person to see is your primary care doctor.

I am not suggesting your primary care physician knows it all, but when it comes to offering helpful advice regarding your skin health or meeting experts who can help, a primary care doctor is in a position to help.

Do you want to seek a doctor’s advice about your skin health? If you read the above on protecting your skin from sunburn, you know it takes knowledge to stay protected.

As the saying goes, you can’t give what you don’t have. Schedule a free consultation today if you live in the Coachella Valley area and want personalized medical attention from a caregiver that fits your schedule and budget.

Coachella Valley Direct Primary Care Physicians

Coachella Valley Direct Primary Care Physicians, located in Rancho Mirage, California, and serving the entire Coachella Valley, for all their primary healthcare needs.  Offering in-office and virtual appointments. The membership program allows you to have full access without long waiting, high unexpected healthcare costs, and doctors who work with you to help you live the best optimum life possible.

For one low monthly fee, you avoid waiting, office visit fees, and a referral network to all specialists necessary to meet your needs.

Our website – https://coachellavalleydpc.com/

Call us direct 760-642-5549

Serving Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, and Coachella.


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