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How can I protect my sensitive skin from the sun during the summer without causing irritation?

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.

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