How to Protect Your Skin as an Avid Gardener

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If you’re someone who spends a lot of time in the garden and you’re passionate about keeping your garden in good shape, one of the things you should pay attention to is your skin. Long hours in the garden are great, but if you’re not protecting yourself properly, they can end up having an impact on the skin and that’s obviously not what you want to happen. Here are some of the things you can do to protect your skin better.

Use Strong Sun Protection

First of all, you should make sure you’re using the very best sun protection you can get your hands on. If you’re going to be spending time in the garden, that means you’re going to be spending lots of time in the sun too. And a lot of direct exposure to the sun can be damaging for your skin, even if the weather doesn’t seem particularly hot or sunny, so use a SPF cream.

Moisturize and Protect Your Lips

One thing that often gets missed when protecting your skin from the sun, both when gardening and in general, is the lips. But the lips can get badly damaged by UV rays if you’re not careful, and that’s something you should want to avoid. You should try to find a way to moisturize them and protect them from the sun using a balm that provides SPF protection.

Wear Gloves When Gardening

Your hands can get cut up and damaged if you’re pulling out weeds and using your bare hands when gardening generally. That’s something you should remedy by investing in a good pair of gardening gloves. Everyone who does a lot of gardening should have gloves that they can wear when out in the garden. So if you haven’t, it’s time to change that.

Find the Right Treatments

It’s a good idea to find skin products and treatments that work for you. There are lots of them out there that are great at nourishing the skin and offering it the vitamins and hydration it needs. Places like the School of Natural Skincare can help you find the natural solutions you’re looking for. You need the right treatments more than most if you do a lot of gardening.

Use Insect Repellent to Avoid Bites

Finally, you should think about the impact insects can have on your skin. There’s all kinds of insects in your garden, and some of them will take every opportunity they can get to bite your skin. That’s why it makes sense to find some simple yet effective insect repellent. By spraying it around you or on your clothes, you’ll be able to keep most insects at bay.

So be sure to make the most of each of the ideas outlined above if you’re someone who spends a lot of time in the garden. You can never be too careful when it comes to the health of your skin, especially when we’re talking about spending lots of time in the sun, so don’t overlook this.

Willow Stevens

Willow is a parent of 6, who is starting to feel the emptying nest, with faer oldest child living with his long time girlfriend in a different state, and the next two beginning their talks about jobs and excitment of living on their own. Fae started couponing back in 2007 to save faer growing family some money. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share faer knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Fae enjoys snagging freebies, getting coupon overage, drinking coffee, gardening, rabbits and of course, faer large family.

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