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3 Easy Tips to Prevent Sunburn

Submitted by Cody on May 4, 2011 – 3:32 pmNo Comment
3 Easy Tips to Prevent Sunburn

Summer is undoubtedly the best season of the year to get outside and enjoy some sun.  Is there anything better than spending a day in the hot sun hanging out with friends and family?  Unfortunately, all too often people forget to take simple precautions and end up getting terribly painful sunburns.  Sunburns are not only painful and unsightly, they can also lead to deeper problems, such as skin cancer.  This is why it’s very important to be mindful about not getting sunburned.  Here are very easy tips that will help keep your skin safe from the sun.

  1. Use sun screen – This piece of advice is the simplest and probably most effective way to prevent a sunburn.  Just use common sense – if you know you are going to be out in the sun for an extended period of time, make sure you apply sunscreen.  For best results, apply sunscreen thirty minutes before you are going to be in the sun, and then reapply every two hours or so.
  2. Cover up – If you are the type of person that is very prone to getting sunburns, it might be a good idea to wear clothing that helps protect your arms, legs, and face from the summer sun.  For example, a wide brimmed hat can help a shady safe haven that will protect your skin.
  3. Stay indoors at certain times – Always remember that the sun is strongest between the hours of ten am and four pm.  If possible, try to limit the time spend outdoors during this period of the day.

By following these three very simple tips you can greatly reduce the likelihood of getting a sunburn.  With that being said, you probably will keep sunburned again at some time in your life – that’s why it’s always a good idea to keep a bottle of aloe vera handy!

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