Summer is a time for fun and relaxation, but it is also important to take care of your body. While getting Vitamin D from the sun is healthy, too much sun can make you sick. Think cancer, dehydration, sun poisoning etc. Be prepared for the summer sun with these four tips for a healthier sun experience.
The CDC has great hints on how to stay safe this summer:
- Use sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher, and both UVA and UVB protection. Sunscreen wears off. Put it on again if you stay out in the sun for more than two hours, and after you swim or do things that make you sweat. Check the sunscreen’s expiration date. Sunscreen without an expiration date has a shelf life of no more than three years, but its shelf life is shorter if it has been exposed to high temperatures.
- For the most protection, wear a hat with a brim all the way around that shades your face, ears, and the back of your neck. A tightly woven fabric, such as canvas, works best to protect your skin from UV rays. Avoid straw hats with holes that let sunlight through. A darker hat may offer more UV protection. If you wear a baseball cap, you should also protect your ears and the back of your neck by wearing clothing that covers those areas, using sunscreen with at least SPF 15, or by staying in the shade.
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- Wear sunglasses that wrap around and block as close to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays as possible. Sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays offer the best protection. Most sunglasses sold in the United States, regardless of cost, meet this standard. Sunglasses protect your eyes from UV rays and reduce the risk of cataracts. They also protect the tender skin around your eyes from sun exposure.
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- Water is fantastic, but after an hour or so of being in the hot sun you need to replenish your electrolytes. Try having some Gatorade, Powerade, or coconut water to rehydrate and replenish your body.
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