By Delta Dental on Tuesday, July 6, 2021


Protect your eyes and skin this summer

Sunburn can occur by prolonged exposure from the sun. There are ways you can protect the health of your eyes and skin through daily preventive actions.

Eye Protection

Whether it’s winter or summer, wear sunglasses year-round. Sun damage can occur anytime throughout the year, it’s important to have sunglasses that block 99-100% of both UVA and UVB light.

Want to take a step further in protecting your eyes? Polarized sunglasses contain a chemical on the lens which filters light that bounces off surfaces, protecting your eyes from uncomfortable glare and eye strain.

RELATED: Prevent eye strain in the office

Skin Protection

Apply broad spectrum sunscreen, Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 15 or higher, 30-minutes prior to going outdoors and reapply every two-hours daily. Sunscreen has ingredients that helps prevent the suns UV lights from affecting your skin, causing damage.

Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to the three most missed places on the body: ears, eyelids and lips.

Food can also help in protecting and restoring skin through enzymes and antioxidants. Try incorporating blueberries, watermelon, cucumbers, guava, nuts and seeds, carrots, cauliflower, leafy greens and green tea into your diet.

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