As one prepares for spring break, it’s easy to overlook some of the major components that go into a vacation. We hate to be the worrywart, but as ophthalmologists we like our patients to stay safe while they are having fun. Here are 5 ways to keep your eyes and face protected:
Take Care of Your Skin
Did you know the sun accounts for about 80% of wrinkles? Sunscreen and products with antioxidants can greatly improve the elasticity of your skin. Our Med Spa offers facials, peels, and medical grade products to have your skin glowing.
Your eyes need just as much protection as your skin. Wearing sunglasses protects yourself from damaging UVA and UVB light that raise the risk of eye diseases such as dry eye, cataract, or cancer. We recommend carrying eye drops just in case your eyes get too dry.
To Top it Off
One needs a good hat. Though products like sunscreens and antioxidants help, it’s always good to walk on the shaded side of the street and not have too much sun exposure.
Eat Healthy and Drink Water
You may also move around more than you drink, don’t forget to drink plenty of water. Not having enough water can lead to skin and eyes becoming dry. 8 glasses a day is the minimum recommended. Remember to drink more if you are being especially active this spring break.
As tempting as it may be to get the most of the day, remember to take time to relax and sleep. Beauty sleep is a real thing. Having less than 8 hours of sleep a day has an affect on your overall health. Not having enough sleep not only takes a toll on your mood, but your eyesight can also become hazy.