How to Take Care of Your Skin While at the Beach

skin care in boston ma | Dr. Anna Petropoulos Although it is nearing the end of the summer, people everywhere are still flocking to the beach in order to get some rest and relaxation. If you are planning on heading to the beach either for just a day or for an entire vacation, make sure that you are doing everything that you can in order to take proper care of your skin. From staying hydrated to wearing the proper sunscreen, this article will address some of the best things you can do for your skin while at the beach this year. Read on to learn more.

Stay Hydrated
One of the best things that you can do for your entire body, and your skin, is to remain hydrated while spending your day at the beach. Make sure to drink at least eight 8 ounce glasses of water each day. Additionally, drinking water while at the beach will ensure that your skin stays hydrated, too.

Wear Sunscreen
If you are in the habit of tanning without wearing any sort of sunscreen, then you should reconsider. Sunscreen acts as the number one barrier between your skin and the sun and will help protect you from skin cancer, early aging, freckles, and sun spots down the road. When choosing a sunscreen to wear, look for one with a high SPF and make sure that you reapply your sunscreen every few hours.

Wear a Hat
Another great way to protect your skin from the sun is to wear a large brimmed sun hat. Not only are large brimmed hats in style right now, but they serve another great purpose as well. These hats cover your shoulders, upper back, neck, and face— which means that the less sun on your body,

To learn more about how you can take care of your skin, contact Dr. Anna Petropoulos today!

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