8 Sun Protection Tips (Bonus After-Sun Skincare Tips)

Sun Protection Tips Vlog Post

Hoi zäme! Welcome back to FiliSwissed. In this post, I will be sharing with you my 8 sun protection tips based my experience. If you’ve seen my previous skincare posts (Sheet Masks, Skincare Routine), you know by now that I have dry and sensitive skin. The sun can further dry out my skin and I can feel the effects as it tells me “I’m parched, help me!”

I’ve had rashes also before due to the heat which was very irritating, and I was kind of embarrassed if it could be seen which is difficult during the summertime since I like to wear dresses and skirts in the season.

I also tan quite easily not long after being under the sun a few hours a day. Although there are people who pay to be tan, I would rather keep my skin as healthy as it can be and one of the ways to do is by protecting my skin from the sun. I believe it is better to prevent than to reverse the negative effects of the sun’s heat onto the skin.

Sun Protection Products (My 8 Sun Protection Tips)
Sun Protection Products

My 8 Sun Protection Tips

  1. Apply sunscreen everyday and reapply after every 2 hours.
  2. If you’re at the beach or lake, it’s best to reapply sunscreen every hour and be wary of the water since it can reflect the sun rays wherein, you’d in turn get a sunburn.
  3. If possible, limit your time under the sun.
  4. Use a face mist.
  5. If possible and bearable, wear dark, long-sleeved shirts and pants that are lightweight and comfortable.
  6. Wear a hat as much as possible when under the sun.
  7. Wear sunglasses both your eyes and the skin surrounding it.
  8. Don’t use tanning beds or tanning lamps to achieve sun-kissed skin tone but a tanning lotion can do the trick instead.

Products mentioned in the video

  • Avène B-Protect
  • Banila Co Hello Sunny Hydrating sun essence
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios lip balm
  • La Roche-Posay Athelios XL wet skin gel
  • La Roch-Posay Posthelios after-sun antioxidant hydra gel
  • Banila Co hydration facial mist
  • Nature Republic Aloe Vera soothing gel mist
  • Victoria’s Secret Coconut Sunshine on the Island body lotion

Bonus After-Sun Skincare Tips

  • Cool shower
  • Apply cooling gel (aloe vera gel)
  • Moisturize
  • Drink lots of water

Reverse Photoaging Suggestions

  • Use products with the following ingredients: Vitamin C, Green tea, Collagen
  • Eat foods containing beta-carotene: carrots, broccoli, leafy green veg, mangoes, peaches, sweet potato, and tomatoes
  • CoQ10
  • Fish oil (Omega-3 fatty acids): mackerel, herring, tuna, salmon, cod liver

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7 thoughts on “8 Sun Protection Tips (Bonus After-Sun Skincare Tips)

  1. ive learned nga the importance of having to put sunblock. dati kasi wala ako paki alam, but since natutunan ko, i put sunblock na kahit sa market lang ako pupunta pero alam kong mainit.

    1. Same here. I thought I was indoors long enough but now even less than 5 minutes of walking, I can feel as if the heat burning my skin off 😅

  2. Hello Dominique, I hope you’re well. I’m happy to see Hello Sunny Hydrating Sun Essence on your list. What I like about it is It doesn’t just prevent sun damage, it also provides hydration. Also it doesn’t stick like other sunscreens. I have sensitive skin so I have to be careful with what I use. Thank you for the tips & for the recommendations!

  3. As much as I love the sun exposure coz it helps me to maintain my brown skin complexion, I always make sure to sure sunscreen lotion. I also tend not to stay longer under the sun coz it can make my skin dry and flaky.

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