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Somersets Guide: How to protect yourself from the sun

Protect yourself from the aging effects of the sun with Somersets

Exposure to sunlight for a few minutes each day is essential for your body to product much needed vitamin D naturally. However excess exposure can lead to you burning and your skin feeling very tender and uncomfortable. In the longer term damage can include premature ageing of the skin and in some cases it can cause skin cancer.

We don’t suggest that you sit in a darkened room until sundown. Just follow our easy guide below and take sensible precautions to avoid burning.

1: Stay protected
Even on sunless, cloudy days, keep your face protected with Somersets SPF15 Replenishing Post-Shave Moisturiser. The Shea Butter, Japanese Green Tea and Vitamins A and B help restore the skin’s natural balance, while the sunscreens will help protect against damaging UVA and UVB rays.

Always apply sunscreen on exposed skin including back of the neck

2: Avoid the midday sun
On a hot day, or if you’re in a sunny climate, try to stay out of the sun between 11am and 3pm, this is when it is at its very strongest.

3: Cover up
If you have to go out, always wear a long-sleeved shirt and long trousers to protect your skin. Long-sleeved cotton shirts are best and loose fitting clothes will help keep you cooler.

4: Spread some protection
Apply sunscreen on all exposed skin, particularly forehead and face, ears, and the back of the neck. If you’re thinning on top, or bald, don’t forget the top of your head.

5: Plan ahead
For it to be most effective, always apply sunscreen about half-an-hour before you go out.

6: Not just for girls
A moisturiser with an SPF rating is not as effective as a dedicated sunscreen, however it does provide a good level of ‘general’ daily protection plus it will help keep your skin suppled and hydrated – no-one likes tight or dry skin.

protect your vulnerable skin from the sun