Stay Healthy & Protect Yourself from the Sun with These Tips

Protect Yourself from the Sun with These Tips

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Summertime is here! As you get ready to spend time enjoying the great outdoors, don’t forget to put your health first. The sun’s intensity can have detrimental effects on your body and your health. Shield your skin from the sun with these sun protection tips.

Apply Sunscreen Liberally.

Whenever you’re headed outside, protect your skin with a heavy-duty sunblock. The sun’s powerful ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin creating sunburns that can later lead to premature aging and skin cancer. Lather up in a sunscreen that has “broad spectrum” coverage and a sun protection factor of at least 30. That way you can protect your skin while you’re enjoying the outdoors.

Wear the Right Clothing.

The less your skin is exposed to the sun, the better. Try covering up to help protect your skin. Wearing long sleeves and pants can help to prevent the sun from damaging your skin. Additionally, wear a hat and sunglasses. The hat helps to keep the sun off your face and neck while the sunglasses help to protect your eyes. Just be sure that your sunglasses are approved to protect from UV rays.

Limit Outside Time During Peak Hours.

The sun’s intensity is greatest between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Avoid going outside during those hours. You’re more likely to get burned and increase your risk of skin cancer.

Check for Any Abnormalities.

Keep an eye out for any changes in your skin. If you notice any growths or changes in your skin, visit your doctor to verify that it’s nothing serious.

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