Summer means warm weather and sunshine. As enjoyable as that may be, sunshine means increased risk of skin damage due to overexposure.
Protect yourself from harmful rays this summer with this common-sense advice:
- Choose your times. When possible, limit your exposure to the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun’s rays are strongest.
- Dress appropriately. Wear loose, light clothing covering your body as much as possible, along with a broad-brimmed hat to protect your face and neck.
- Check your medications. Antibiotics and other medications can increase your sensitivity to sunlight. Talk to your doctor about how best to take care of yourself on bright days.
- Drink lots of water. Avoid overheating by staying hydrated during hot weather.
- Use sunscreen liberally. Your best line of defense is a broad-spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Reapply every four hours, or more often if you go swimming or sweat a lot.
- Examine yourself. Regularly check your body and skin for any strange or irregular growths that might be caused by sun exposure.
Make sure to take the time to protect your skin. This information brought to you by your friends at The Weimer Group. While you are busy protecting your skin, let us check your insurance coverage and offer ideas that you can do to protect your home, autos, and business.