Taking care in the sun.

Taking care in the sun.

Spending time outside is a great way to be physically active, reduce stress, and get vitamin D. But we have to take care of ourselves. Protection from UV rays is essential all year, not just during the summer.

UV rays can reach you on cloudy and cool days, and they reflect off of surfaces like water, cement, sand, and snow. 

How to protect yourself from the sun? Follow the 3 "S" rule:



Shade

Staying entirely out of the sun is one obvious way to protect your skin from sun exposure. But who wants to remain indoors all summer long? You can reduce your risk of sun damage by staying in the shade under an umbrella, tree, or another shelter. 

Your best bet? Limit direct sun exposure during peak sun hours, generally considered to be between 10 am and 4 pm. When you are outdoors, bring your favourite Beach Umbrella with you.
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Sun-Protective Clothing

Cover exposed areas of your skin with protective clothing, such as hats, lightweight, long sleeve shirts, and long pants. Tightly woven fabrics provide more protection than loose ones. Also, keep in mind that clothing has to be always combined with sunscreen, not instead of it.

Sunscreen

Punt on a broad-spectrum sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB rays and has an SPF of 15 or higher before going outside. Don't forget to put a thick layer on all exposed skin. Get help for hard-to-reach places like your back.
Reapplication. Sunscreen wears off. Put it on again if you stay out in the sun for more than 2 hours and after swimming, sweating, or towelling off.
Expiration date. Check the sunscreen's expiration date. Sunscreen without an expiration date has a shelf life of three years. Its shelf life is shorter if it has been exposed to high temperatures.

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