Summer is heating up across Florida, and the sunshine state is living up to its name.  As part of the national observance of UV Safety Awareness Month, the team at Weight Success Centers is offering a few essential tips for preventing sun damage and maintaining a radiant glow.  

Tips for UV Safety in Florida

While sunshine in moderation can be good for the body and soul, too much ultraviolet-light exposure can have damaging effects on your skin.  In as little as 15 minutes, those rays can go from helpful to harmful. Here are some suggestions for easily screening yourself from the hot Florida sunshine:

  • Apply (and Re-Apply) Sunscreen Properly: Following the application directions for a high SPF (sun protection factor) product is critical in protecting your skin from the summer sun.  Always choose a sunscreen for protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Some of the high SPF sunscreens do not cover the UVA rays, which is why it is important to look for “Broad Spectrum” on the label.  For example, the experts at Weight Success Centers recommend Alastin Broad Spectrum SPF 30 + Sunscreen, which can remain water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. 
  • Protect Your Face and Sport a Sunhat: A barrier could be your best protection against the sun, and a hat could help protect the sensitive skin of your face from the damaging effects of UV rays.  Floridians can rock a wide array of hats and styles throughout the year. Best of all, hats are not hard to find in Florida. Everything from sun-visors and safari hats for sporting activities – to cute straw hats and fedoras for lounging – are available in stores throughout our beach communities and department stores across the Greater Tampa Bay Area. 
  • Wear Protective Clothing and Seek Shade: Much like sunhats, sun-protective clothing can be found in stores throughout our area.  Look for clothing with the UPF seal for Ultraviolet Protection Factor. For example, a UPF with a 50 rating means that fabric will allow a pass-through of only 1/50th of the ultraviolet rays. Of course, it is also helpful to avoid overexposure to the sun by choosing shaded areas or heading indoors during the sun’s peak hours. 
  • Choose High-Quality Skincare Treatments: In addition to wearing sunscreen while in the sun, be sure to moisturize your skin morning and night to combat the signs of sun damage.  Choose only high-quality moisturizers and medical-grade skincare products to fit your unique needs. Shop the skincare solutions at Weight Success Centers (/product-category/hair-skin-care/).  Results and benefits vary depending on a person’s unique needs.  The experts at Weight Success Centers can help you with skincare treatments, jet peels, products, or supplements to help prevent sun damage or help reverse the signs aging.  

Additionally, The Florida Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Department of Health, and the American Cancer Society all offer numerous tips for sun protection.  Visit their sites and contact the physicians and skincare experts at Weight Success Centers for individualized care.

How do you combat the damaging effects of the intense sun in Florida? Join the conversation on Weight Success Centers’ social media sites and find more great tips to share with your friends and families.

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