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Keep the Sunburn Away: 3 Tips to Protect from the Sun

By Virginia Laird

Summer is here! It is time to start planning the great adventures the family will experience over the next couple of months. When making these plans, it is important to keep in mind the summer heat and sun. Sunburns can put a damper on almost any activity. There are a few things to consider when getting ready for your next trip and outdoor fun. 

Stay Inside During the Hottest Part of the Day

With the sun blaring, it is important to find a few activities that can be done indoors during the hottest hours of the day. This can help prevent sunburn as well as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Along with burning, heat stroke and heat exhaustion are serious health issues many experience when in the heat. Although it may seem odd, it is safe to say that both heat related illnesses can tend to sneak up on people. These can both come up suddenly. Take care of yourself and your family by trying to keep life simple and stay indoors for just a few short hours (during the heat of the day) each day.

Make Sunscreen Application a Habit

In the summertime, sunscreen application should be like brushing your teeth. It should be put on every day a couple times per day. It is important to protect skin from the sun. Although some sun exposure can be good, too much can lead to bigger problems later in life, including skin cancer. To help make sunscreen usage part of your routine, have several bottles. Keep one in your bathroom, in your bag (or purse), in your car, or even at work. These can all serve as reminders to apply it regularly.

Keep a Hat on Your Head

Wearing a hat can help to protect the face, scalp, and neck from burning. It can also help protect the eyes. Protecting the face from the sun can help prevent wrinkles (or lines). Sunburns can be painful and uncomfortable. However, burns to the face, scalp, and neck can be the most unpleasant. Such burns can make it difficult to wear certain clothing, wash your hair, and clean your face, among other things. Although a hat may not be your most favorite summer accessory, it can become your best friend on sunny days.

Keep the burn away by applying these tips to your trip.

To learn more about your health and wellness, visit your local The Joint Chiropractic.

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