Summer Sun(care)
{When the Outdoors is Your Workplace} 

Most of us can agree there is much awareness and education out there to prevent one from baking their skin into… well… leather! We all pretty much know and understand the basics and importance of sun care. But every now and then, even the most vigilant can do with a good ‘ol back to basics refresher.

At Yungskin we realise that our healthy lifestyle decisions exposes us to the outdoor elements. A large amount of our spare time is spent in sunshine, whether it’s taking a quick run, coastal cycles, climbing your favourite mountain trail, chilled vibes by the lake, lazy beach bum days, camping weekends – the list goes on!

Since there is a lot of misinformation out there, misconceptions about sun exposure persist. The following are some common myths from SunSafeRX about sun exposure and the facts to set the record straight.

Myth #1: A Tan Is Healthy
In actuality, a tan is a sign of skin damage. Skin tans in response to sun damage to your skin. Skin tanning is a sign your skin cells and the structures of your skin have been damaged, even if redness or peeling was never present. You’re gaining skin colour at the expense of your health.

Myth #2: Your Skin Is Dark So You’re Protected
Melanin is what gives skin its colour, and melanin does protect your skin from the sun. But it doesn’t completely protect you—the sun still damages people with darker skin. Also, the darker your skin, the more difficult it is to tell when you are burning. Because people may think they are better protected if they have dark skin, they may also take less precautions regarding sun exposure and end up staying in the sun longer and more frequently—leading to more damage.

Myth #3: You Don’t Burn So You Don’t Need Sun Protection
While melanin in the skin does help prevent sun damage, it doesn’t prevent all damage. It doesn’t matter if you burn or not: sun exposure still damages your skin, leading to ageing, wrinkles, sun spots and more serious consequences. You should still be cautious when in the sun regardless of whether or not you think you might burn.

These moments in the sun are mostly by choice, but when the outdoors becomes your office, it is a whole new ball game! Lean in as we learn a few good tips from our newest Brand Ambassador Tasha Mentasti. Tash is a multiple SA Women’s Surf Champ, long time surf coach and a huge lover of the ocean, people and outdoors.

Our Quick-Fire Tips by Tash

Summer is here and that means beach days and blue skies. It also means heat waves and harsh sun.

Tip #1 – never leave the house without putting on Yungskin Suncare

Tip #2 – always keep a cap or wide-brimmed hat in the car or your beach bag

Tip #3 – beach umbrella for the win

Tip #4 – every time you get out of the water, reapply Yungskin Suncare

Tip #5 – make sure you wash your face properly at the end of each adventure day outdoors,
the Yungskin Exfoliator is amazing and gets rid of those dead skin cells

Well there you have it from the Surfers mouth – Thanks Tash 😉

Want to know more on Tash?
Check out her world class profile on next month’s edition at: yungskin.com/ambassadors

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