Don’t get burned by the summer sun
Ah, summertime. Time to enjoy more daylight in the evenings, vegetables fresh from the garden, and sunshine.
Now, about that sunshine.
It’s true that you can get a sunburn any time of year, but it’s especially true in the summer. That’s because the sun’s UV emissions are most intense during the warmer months. Also, we’re spending more time outside with fewer layers of clothing, so those UV rays have more “real estate” on which to wreak havoc.
What are ways you can protect yourself while enjoying all that summer has to offer?
According to The Centers for Disease Control, your sunscreen should be broad spectrum and at least SPF 15. Always apply sunscreen before you go outside, even when it’s cloudy or cool, and reapply every two hours and after swimming or sweating. And check the expiration date.
Most sunglasses sold in the U.S. meet the requirements of blocking UVA and UVB rays. They also help reduce the risk of developing cataracts, and they protect that vulnerable skin around your eyes.
Wear a hat
Choose a hat made with tightly woven material, such as canvas. Straw hats have holes through which light can penetrate. Make sure your hat’s brim shades your face, ears and the back of your neck. If you’re wearing a baseball cap, apply sunscreen to the back of your neck and your ears.
Made in the shade
Shade is the ultimate protection outside! Still, make sure you’re wearing sunscreen or protective clothing, even in the shade.
Happy Birthday SeptemberSeptember 2020 | Birthday
Here at Memorial Stone County, we would like to give a big Happy Birthday to our residents and staff with…
Prostate Cancer Awareness MonthSeptember 2020 | Letter from Administrator
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which means now is the perfect time to learn more about this cancer, and…
Practice Good Hygiene to Combat SicknessSeptember 2020 | From our Desks
Fall season is upon us and, with cooler weather right around the corner, it’s a great time to enjoy fairs,…