There are several ways to protect your sensitive skin from the sun during the summer without causing irritation:
- Choose the right sunscreen: Look for a sunscreen that is specifically formulated for sensitive skin, is labeled as hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and fragrance-free. Mineral-based sunscreens that contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide are also a good choice for sensitive skin.
- Test the sunscreen first: Before applying the sunscreen to your face, do a patch test on a small area of your skin to see if you have any adverse reactions.
- Apply sunscreen correctly: Apply sunscreen liberally to all exposed areas of skin, and reapply every two hours or more frequently if you are sweating or swimming.
- Wear protective clothing: Wearing clothing that covers your arms, legs, and torso can also help protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. Choose lightweight and breathable fabrics, such as cotton or linen.
- Seek shade: Avoid prolonged sun exposure by seeking shade under a tree, umbrella, or awning.
- Use a wide-brimmed hat: Wearing a wide-brimmed hat can help protect your face and neck from the sun.
- Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated, which can help prevent irritation.
- Avoid peak sun hours: Try to avoid being in direct sunlight during peak sun hours, which are typically between 10 am and 4 pm.