Summer in the Sun

Summer

Summer and Sun Health

The tropical vibes of summer sunshine, pineapples, sand castles, and beach waves is finally happening and we couldn’t be more excited!

Everyone loves summer but the fun under the heat of the sun can take its toll because too much exposure can cause dehydration, heat stroke, and even skin cancer. The single best thing you can do is to stay hydrated and keep your skin protected from overexposure from the sun.

You don’t have to stay away from the sun forever just to protect yourself (that would defeat the purpose of a summer bonanza, right?).

Just follow these simple steps and you will be ready for a fun-filled summer:

1. Protect yourself by wearing apparel and accessories that will cover you from the sun rays. Today technology is incorporated on clothes and accessories. They offer protection from the UV rays without compromising your comfort such as: breathable clothing equipped with UV ray deflectors, anti-uv ray coated sunglasses and eyeglasses, caps, and sun visors.

2. Wear a “broad-spectrum” sunscreen
This label means that the product can protect you from both UVB rays (causes sunburn) and UVA rays (causes skin cancer). Make sure that the SPF of the sunscreen that you are wearing is 30 or higher. Do not forget to re-apply every 2 hours to ensure that you’re safe while having fun under the sun.

3. Take recurrent brakes in between 10:00 in the morning and 4:00 in the afternoon
That’s the time when the sun’s heat is the strongest.

4. One of the most important things you must not forget is to stay hydrated.
You simply have to drink lots of fluids and eat fruits which contain higher amounts of water (watermelon, oranges, cantaloupe, etc.).

Enjoy your time in the sun this summer!