Sunscreen is helpful for protecting the skin from sun damage, but it’s not your only defense. Here are 5 more things you can do to protect your skin and your eyes through the sunny summer months (number 4 might surprise you!)...

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1️⃣ Cover Up. A hat, sunglasses, and a swim shirt should be everyday accessories through the summer. They’ll block the sun without needing layers of sunscreen!

2️⃣ Seek Shade. Bring an umbrella or shade tent along if you’ll be somewhere without natural shade.

3️⃣ Time it Right. UV radiation peaks midday, so plan to spend the majority of your time outdoors in the earlier morning or evening hours when the sun is lower and less intense.

4️⃣ Supplement Antioxidants. UV rays cause oxidative damage in the skin. Antioxidants from fruits, vegetables, and supplements support your defenses to protect against this damage. Looking to supplement just one antioxidant known to support healthy skin? Check out astaxanthin. Available along with other quality natural supplements - here: https://wellevate.me/drsarahmurphy

5️⃣ Stay Hydrated. Spending long hours in the sun, heat, or swimming pool can dry out your skin, accelerating the signs of aging. Keep a water bottle by your side to keep your body and skin hydrated.

There’s always more than one way to achieve the same result! You can layer up every couple of hours with sunscreen OR decrease the grease by following some of these simple tips.