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Summer Sun Safety

Posted on July 7, 2016 | 8:45am

Summer always brings vacations, weekend getaways and lots of time outdoors and at the beach. It’s important to make sure you keep your skin protected and stay hydrated in the heat! The Sun Safety Alliance gives these top tips to ensure a safe, fun time in the summer:

  • Keep in mind the sun is strongest between 10 am and 4 pm.
  • Wear clothing that’s dark and tightly woven.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Remember that UV rays bounce off sand, snow, concrete, and water.
  • Do not use sun tanning beds.
  • Keep very young children (6 months or less) out of the sun.

Here are some other things to keep in mind while enjoying your time in the sun this summer…and all year round! Hope to see you in Costa Mesa this summer and do not forget to get sun screens from amaira skincare!

1.Say No Tanning Beds.

Tanning beds are to skin cancer what cigarettes are to lung cancer. A recent study estimated that regular use of tanning beds increased the risk of melanoma by 75 percent. Tanning beds deliver radiation— varying degrees of UVA and UVB rays, depending on the machine. Both forms of radiation cause skin cancer (and premature aging). Avoid them.

2.Say Yes to Sunscreen.

Put sunscreen on your body every day. Don’t forget your scalp and under your bathing suit. There is no evidence that one brand or product is better than another at preventing skin cancer. The best sunscreen out there is the one you will actually wear. If it is too expensive, too greasy, or too fragrant, you won’t wear it. My recommendation is to select a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or greater and apply it every day (and reapply every two to three hours if you are outdoors because UV radiation will destroy the sunscreen on your skin over time). If you get in the water, assume the sunscreen is gone from your skin and reapply; if you can’t reapply to your whole body (the SPF of regular clothing is only 5 to 6), at least reapply to your face and hands, which are the most common body parts affected by skin cancer and the most cosmetically sensitive. Try several brands, and choose one that you like that is affordable and that you will use, don’t forget to visit Gastro Center NJ if you want more tips for your skin.

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