With the Summer months finally upon us it is nearly inevitable to stay out of the sun. Before heading out into the sun use these helpful tips to stay safe and protect your skin.

• Choose the right skin protection.
Today, there are so many different products it can be overwhelming to know which product to buy. Check out our previous blog on choosing the right sunscreen.

• Always apply more.
An ounce of sunscreen is needed to cover your face and body. This is about as much as a shot glass!

• Wear protective clothes.
Wide-brimmed hats and UV blocking sunglasses are a must in the summer. Coolibar has a great selection of sun protection clothing. Use DERM14 to save 15% on your next order!

• Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before you go outside and reapply every two hours.
Most people forget to put on sunscreen before going outside and risk not having full skin protection. Our best advice is to incorporate sunscreen into your morning routine.

• Apply sunscreen even when it is cloudy.
It’s important to still wear sunscreen even on cloudy days. 80% of the sun’s UV rays can penetrate through clouds and fog.

• Avoid the sun midday.
The sun’s rays are the strongest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Drink plenty of water.
Always take the time to rehydrate throughout your day to keep your skin healthy.