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Tips for gardeners:
Spending long hours in the sun, exposure to dirt, and handling plants can lead to skin irritation, dryness, and other problems. Here are some tips to keep your skin healthy while gardening:
- Wear protective clothing: When working in the garden, it's important to wear protective clothing that covers your skin. This can include long-sleeved shirts, pants, gloves, and a hat to protect your face and neck from the sun.
- Apply sunscreen: Even when wearing protective clothing, it's important to apply sunscreen to any exposed skin. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and reapply it every two hours.
Lavera Sensitive Sun Lotion SPF 30
Odylique - Natural Sun Screen
- Keep your skin hydrated and take care of your hands: Gardening can be dehydrating, so be sure to drink plenty of water and use a moisturiser on your skin. Apply a hand cream to keep your hands soft and supple.
Herbfarmacy - Citrus Hand and Body Lotion
Thug Wild Beauty - Moisturising lotion with Apricot Oil and Heather
- Watch out for irritants and avoid harsh chemicals: Some plants can cause skin irritation, so it's important to be aware of the plants in your garden and wear gloves when handling them. Many gardening products contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to your skin. Whenever possible, choose natural alternatives or wear gloves when handling these products.
By following these simple tips, you can keep your skin healthy while enjoying your gardening hobby.