Summer Sun

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Springtime is warming up and summer will be here before we know it!
Ask yourself...are you sun protected?

We’ll be heading outdoors, working in our gardens, hitting the trails, relaxing at the beach and diving into pools. With all these activities, our skin is more exposed and at risk. While the sun is a great source of Vitamin D, it is important to protect our skin from the harmful UV rays. Since we can’t avoid being outside, especially in the summertime, here are some sun protection tips recommended by Dr. Maria Tetelbaum at Synergy Centre you need to follow:

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SEEK SHADE

Take plenty of breaks from the direct sun and head to the shade. Remember that UV rays are strongest during 10AM-4PM, so choose shelter as much as possible during this time. Sit in the shadow of a palm tree, or bring your own beach shade or umbrella. Wide brim hats are also a great way to shade yourself wherever you go. A full 3” brim sun hat is perfect ! Plus UV bocking sunglasses !

SPF EVERY DAY

UV rays are present during ALL seasons and all weather, and can penetrate light colored, thin fabrics and windows. Winter, stormy days, or driving are no excuse to not apple sunscreen. Use a daily moisturizer and makeup with SPF already in it. Leaving a bottle of sunscreen in your car is a great way to make sure you never get caught without sun protection.

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BE PICKY ABOUT YOUR SPF

If you don’t use the right sunscreen, then you won’t get the protection you need. Yes, sunscreen expires. Check the dates and toss if it’s expired. Choose a broadspectrum, water-resistant SPF 30 or higher.

APPLY AND REAPPLY OFTEN

Apply evenly to all exposed skin 15-30 minutes before going outside. Diligently reapply every 2 hours, or after swimming and sweating.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • UVB rays are more intense near the equator - on a mountaintop, in the summer and mid-day.
  • UVA rays are always intense
  • 5 sunburns increase melanoma risks by 80%

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