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How to Prevent Skin and Hair Damage During the Summer

When it comes to our hair and skin, summer is the most challenging season out there. Especially for blonde hair and light skin tones.

To help you prevent damage 5-Minute Crafts has gathered some cool tips to try out this summer.

How to Protect Skin

Method 1: Cover it with clothing

Try to cover up your body parts when going outside or when you don’t have a chance to apply sunscreen at the beach. A great way to do this is to wear longer dresses or pants instead of short ones. Hats are a great way to block the sun from your face and neck.

Method 2: Massage oils

Massage the skin using coconut oil or baby oil before going for a swim at a swimming pool. The oil will create a barrier layer that will prevent the chlorine from getting in touch with the skin.

Method 3: Shower before you swim

Swimming pools are filled with a lot of chlorinated water because it can kill bacteria and germs which may cause infections. Among the benefits, chlorine has disadvantages which include damaging the upper layer of oil that prevents the scalp and skin from drying out. The skin can be easily damaged if it’s dry, so before going for a swim, remember to take a shower. This way it won’t absorb the chlorinated water.

Method 4: Sunscreen

Spending too much time in the sun may cause wrinkles or sunburn on the skin. When it comes to preventing that, sunscreen is a must-have product for summer. Its compounds can absorb the UV rays and form a shield that protects the skin. Every type of sunscreen does not have the same effectiveness. The best of them are broad-spectrum formulas, which protect skin from UVB and UVA rays.


  • Don’t expose yourself to the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours or more often, depending on the activities you do when outside.
  • Look for sunscreens with SPF 30 or more which have UVA and UVB protection from the sun.

How to protect hair

Method 1: Use SPF/UV protection

Make sure to use SPF/UV protection in your hair before exposing your hair to the sun. It can protect your hair and keep its color fresher.

Method 2: Put conditioner in your hair before swimming

Saltwater is bad for colored hair and pulls the moisture out of the hair. This can make the hair tangled and rough, and can cause split ends. To stop the damage that can be done by the salt water, apply a leave-in conditioner to your hair before swimming.

Method 3: DIY Hair Mask

To make your hair silky smooth make a DIY hair mask out of lukewarm honey and buttermilk. The honey has powers to restore moisture and will keep your hair healthy.

Have you ever tried to spot the difference before and after using some of the methods to make your skin and hair healthier?

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