Save your own skin

The importance of skincare during spring break

Are you heading somewhere warm for spring break? Don’t forget to be safe! That includes being sure you are taking care of your skincare routine. 

  1. Sunscreen all over: Wearing your bathing suits on the beach may give you a nice tan, but be sure you are still applying sunscreen to prevent the risk of sun poisoning. Without sunscreen, you are strengthening your chance for skin cancer. New York City dermatologist Doris Day mentions on the importance of applying sunscreen to not only the large areas of your body, but your neck, chest, hands and face. The hands, neck and chest are at risk of aging faster because not everyone applies sunscreen to these areas, even though they are exposed to the sun just as much as the face.
  2. Read your lips: One tip that gives is to pay attention to your lips. According to New York City dermatologist Ellen Marmur, lips are one of the first parts of your body to feel dry first. So, if you notice your lips are starting to get chapped, it means it’s time to reapply your moisturizer as well as your lip balm.
  3. SPF on the plane: According to New York City dermatologist and psychiatrist Amy Wechsler on, Ultraviolet A (UVA) radiation can happen through airplane windows. So, if you find yourself at a window seat on your flight back to Michigan, be sure to apply some SPF.
  4. Mandatory self-care: The best part of vacation is the pampering, so why not take it one step further? After your warm day in the sun, spend the evening at your hotel’s spa. Get a spa bath, and ask the specialist about including ingredients such as seaweed and aloe to help rehydrate your skin for tomorrow’s adventures.
  5. Do your research: Be sure you are choosing a broad-spectrum sunscreen that’s water resistant and will protect against both UVA and UVB radiation.
  6. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere: According to, you should limit the amount of time you spend in the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. because this is when sunrays are most intense. Instead, use this time to sleep in, visit the local shops and save the beach for an evening dip.

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