Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Sun Tips

Happy First Day of Summer! The long awaited (or long dreaded) day is here! 'Fun in the sun', 'School's out for the summer' you get the idea - Some of us might be dreading summertime - Summer = beach = bikini = should not have eaten that Boston creme pie donut this morning. We spend so much time thinking about how our bodies look in certain clothes, but maybe not so much time on what we're exposing our bodies to.
Here are some summer sun-safey tips:
  • For those sunny summer days, don't skimp on the sunscreen! Dermatologists recommend a nickel size amount for the face and two shot glasses worth on the rest of your body, apply at least 20 minutes before going outside to let it sink it and reapply every 90 minutes.
  • Apply sunscreen even on those cloudy summer days, UVA rays and get through the clouds!
  • Make sure you get a "broad-spectrum sunscreen" with UVA and UVB protection - that's the way to stay fully protected.
  • Don't forget to apply sunscreen to your head/scalp and your lips!
  • Stay hydrated = drink lots of water! You're sweating extra when you're laying in the sun, so replenish those liquids.

Follow these sun-safety tips, and enjoy the summer while it lasts!

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