Sun shield: Best practices for protecting your skin from harmful rays


02 Jan 2024

Shield Your Skin: Sun Protection 101.

Sunbathing, especially in the winter months, can be very soothing. However, exposing your skin to a lot of sunlight can be extremely harmful as well and the sun’s UV rays can cause serious problems including skin cancer. Take a look at this article to find out how you can protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun while getting your required dosage of Vitamin D. Also, learn how the excellent health insurance from Kotak General Insurance can help to add a layer of protection to your health.

Easy tips to keep your skin safe

Protective clothing

Wearing proper, protective clothing is a great way of skin protection from harmful rays. If you are stepping out in the harsh sunlight, wear full-sleeve tops or shirts. This will prevent your skin from getting exposed to the UV rays. Carry a scarf or a stole to cover the parts that are left exposed such as your face, neck and forehead. Cover every part of your exposed skin to minimise sun exposure and stay protected in the best possible manner.


Hats are very effective in preventing sun damage. Wear a large hat that offers maximum coverage. Use the large, straw hats to ensure your face and neck are shaded. Make sure you get a hat with a tight grip, one that does not fall off when you walk or move fast outdoors.


Next, invest in a good pair of sunglasses. Sunglasses help you to keep your precious eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. Wear your sunglasses each time you step out. Do not look directly at the sun, even with your glasses on, as this can do severe damage to the eyes. Take the proper precautions and your eyes will surely stay protected for a long period of time.


Never leave your house without applying a good sunscreen lotion all over your body. Apply the lotion to the parts that may be exposed to the sunlight, such as your face, hands and neck. Use a high-quality, SPF sunscreen lotion that can effectively block out the UV rays. Proper sunscreen usage is a good way to prevent skin cancer. Apply it and you may not even have to use your health insurance policy to pay for any skin-related disorders.

Staying in the shade

One of the best sun safety tips is staying in the shade. This may sound very basic and obvious, but it is something that most people ignore. Do not step out in the harsh sunlight unless it is an absolute necessity. Wait for the sun to set to step out. Prevent your kids from playing outdoors when the sun is shining very brightly. These small steps can go a long way in ensuring UV protection for skin.

To sum it up

Follow these healthy sun care practices and keep everyone safe. Also, invest in a good family health insurance plan, because even after many attempts to stay safe, some health issues may crop up. A health plan will offer comprehensive and well-rounded coverage to keep everyone safe.

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