Protect Yourself from the Burning Sun

sun-293615_640The climate is beginning to heat up and summer is officially right around the corner. We expect you all to be out there enjoying the weather and spending a lot of time outside, as you all deserve the sunshine! While you are out there having fun in the sun make sure that you are also protecting yourself from it! Here are some simple tips so you avoid any sun burns, skin damage and visits to the doctor in the future:

Cover Up in Style

  • Wear4745425727_a9ee9a4a10_o a wide brim hat that protects your scalp, forehead, eyes, ears, nose and neck- a good opportunity to showcase your fashion sense 
  • Wear sunglasses that are UV absorbent
  • Invest in some light weight long sleeved shirts, they’ll keep you cool while protecting your arms

 

Apply Sunscreen

  • SPF 30 at leadownloadst; Anything less than this won’t protect your skin much, and can result in unwanted sunburns
  • Remember to reapply regularly – especially if you plan on swimming or playing sports

 

Limit Your Sun Exposure

  • 31522767_ee9421d7b8_oIf you plan on being out in the sun for a couple of hours make sure that you routinely find shade as well
  • Bring a sun umbrella, if you’re going to the beach or a park

Stay Hydrated

  • bottles-774466_640Drink up on natural waters
  • Reusable water bottles are the way to go
  • Soda and alcoholic beverages actually dehydrate you, so do not use these as a replacement to water

 

Keep these tips in mind and go out and have some fun in the sun! If you plan on camping soon, be sure to follow the steps above and check out our 101 guide to camping.

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