5 Things To Remember During Your 4th Of July Celebrations

Independence day is coming, and with it comes parties, fireworks, and outdoor fun. It’s hard to avoid the environmental factors like the sun and insects, but we want to remind you of a few things that you can do to keep your 4th of July fantastic!beach party

1. Sunscreen

I know, I know. You’ve heard it a million times. But PUT IT ON! Multiples times! It helps with keeping your skin from aging, burning, and developing skin cancer. How could you not want to fight all three of those things with a process that takes less than 5 minutes?

2. Happily Hydrated

Hydration is exceptionally important during those times spent outside. Although sweating is great for releasing the debris from within the pores, it also leads to dehydration. This also causes your skin to become tired and dry. So make sure you take a bottle of water out to the pool or party. Hydrated skin is happy skin!

3. Be a Smart Swimmer

Chlorine has the ability to cause skin irritations, as well as causing the skin to become dry or flake. The best way to combat this is to make sure that you are taking cool showers after swimming, and applying a good amount of moisturizer.

4. Consume Consciously

We all know that the summer is a fantastic time for enjoying an ice cold beer or margarita, especially around the 4th. But it’s important to know that excessive drinking can cause you to become puffy, bloated, and lose the important sleep that helps the skin to rejuvenate. “Make sure that you are trying to drink a glass of water between drinks,” suggests Dr. Miriam Hanson, a board certified Dermatologist in Austin, Texas.

5. Proceed with Caution

The great outdoors offers many wondrous things for us to see, smell, and enjoy, but with that comes skin irritants. “Make sure you keep an eye out for things like poison ivy,” Dr. Hanson adds. “Also be aware of your surroundings and your body’s reactions to things, such as an insect bite,” she informs. Insect bites, while being itchy, can also cause serious irritations to those who may be allergic. Contact with certain flowers and plants can also have negative reactions with your skin, so be sure to pay attention to your environment. Try to use an insect repellent, such as off, to repel those pesky bugs!

We hope you have a fantastic and safe 4th, full of fun and skin safety!

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