Even if you are not going out into the sun, always make sure that you are moisturizing your skin daily.
Make sure you have been drinking plenty of water before going out into the sun. Hydrate while outside and after as well.
Next, when you know you are going to be in the sun, apply sunscreen. I prefer the spray for the larger areas of your body, such as your arms and legs. To apply, spray a thin layer over your skin.
After you have sprayed yourself, rub in the sunscreen so that it is fully absorbed into your skin. If you choose to use lotion sunscreen, make sure that it is also smoothed into your skin.
Another option for sunscreen is lotion. Lotion can be more effective than spray, and often comes in higher forms of SPF. Once applied to your skin, make sure it is fully rubbed in.
When choosing a sunscreen, you should take into account how sensitive your skin is. If you know that you burn easily, I suggest that you chose a higher SPF. And remember, everyone has different skin.
Next, make sure that you have some type of hat to protect your face from the harmful rays of the sun.
Furthermore, bring a pair of shades! Keeping your eyes protected from the sun is very important, and your vision can also become impaired when looking in the direction of the sun.
An optional step is protective clothing. Wearing a lightweight or dry-fit shirt while outside can reduce your chances of getting burned, keeping your skin safe from the harmful rays of the sun.
Before going out into the sun, always check to see if you have a clock or watch nearby. The right amount of sun exposure varies from person to person, so make sure you are doing what is best for you!
Lastly, after a long day in the sun, you need to replenish your skin. Using a burn soother, such as aloe, can help your skin receive the hydration it needs, even if you did not get burned.