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Stay Sun-Safe This Summer

06/20/12

  10:11:14 am, by MedBen5   , 145 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Stay Sun-Safe This Summer

Happy first day of summer! Here in the Midwest, the season has come in full force, with temperatures expect to exceed 90 degrees.

Chances are, you’ll want to spend some time outside enjoying the warm weather. But when you do, remember to apply sunscreen in order to avoid the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these guidelines (via HealthDay News):

  • Lather your skin with sunscreen about 30 minutes before you go outside, and always reapply after you swim or sweat heavily.
  • If you spend a lot of time outdoors, reapply sunscreen several times throughout the day.
  • Thoroughly shake the bottle before applying.
  • Apply a thick, thorough layer of sunscreen, and don’t scrimp.
  • Don’t forget to use sunscreen on your ears, shoulders, back and the backs of your knees and legs.
  • Don’t get sunscreen in your eyes.

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