5 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN IN THE SUN

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Apartment Living,Health & Fitness

One of the great things about Chicago apartments like The Montrose is that they put you front and center for some of the most beautiful weather you’ve ever experienced from May to September. If you want to make sure that you and your loved ones stay safe during the warm summer months, keep these five sun safety tips in mind.

STAY HYDRATED

One of the most important steps to take to stay safe during the sun is to know your own limitations. If you’re feeling overheated or lightheaded, drink plenty of water. Make this easier by carrying a refillable water bottle with you at all times.

PAY ATTENTION TO THE TIME

According to SunSafetyAlliance.org, the sun will always be strongest between 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. each day. Be sure to plan for this accordingly when heading out.

NOT EVERYONE WANTS TO ENJOY A WARM SUMMER DAY

Keep in mind that while spending a fun day outdoors can be a great way to unwind and enjoy Mother Nature, it isn’t for everyone. Experts agree that you should always keep very young children, usually those that are six months old or younger, out of the sun entirely to avoid problems.

KEEP THAT SUNSCREEN HANDY

Many people think that as long as they apply sunscreen once, they’re good to go for the rest of the day. This really isn’t true and can definitely lead to problems if you’re not careful. You should make an effort to reapply your sunscreen at least once every two hours, or more often if you’re going swimming or are engaging in physical activity where you sweat. Don’t risk getting sunburned, it could cause more future health problems.

DON’T FORGET YOUR SCALP

If you’re the type of person who has thinning hair, you won’t have that natural protection against the sun the way you used to. Always remember to apply sunscreen to your scalp to guarantee maximum protection all day long. You’ll also want to make sure you don’t forget other places like your neck, ears, and lips.

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