Preventing The Risks Of Sun Exposure

By: Elizabeth Hubbs

Sun exposure is always a big threat when it comes to the summer. The days are getting nicer and inviting you to come outside. But remember to much sun exposure can lead to serious health risks.

Some things to Remember

  • Limit your time out in the sun.
  • Put sunscreen on
    • Apply sunscreen to all uncovered areas.
    • Reapply at least every 2 hours.
    • If you do not have much hair, apply sunscreen to the top of your head or wear a hat.
    • Remember sunscreen does not completely block out all UV rays. Other protection may be needed.
    • Sunscreen is not waterproof.

Protect Your Eyes with Sunglasses

  • Choose glasses with UV400 rating or “100% UV protection.
  • Do not mistake tints as UV protection.
  • Consider large, wraparound-style frames, which may provide more UV protection because they cover the entire eye socket.
  • Even if you wear UV absorbing contact lenses, wear quality sunglasses that offer UV protection.
  • When you wear sunglasses, wearing a wide-brim hat and sunscreen can help further protect you from sun exposure.
  • Light colors or loose-fitting clothes are the go-to choice to wear in the summer. It keeps you cool in hotter weather. Remember to pick light weight material such as cotton or linen. Natural fabrics offer more comfort than synthetic fibers.

Do not worry there are still ways to enjoy the summer

  • go for a walk
  • garden
  • go out and read a book
  • join a local club
  • go sight seeing
  • try a new recipe

Remember to stay hydrated!

White tea offers antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties with little caffeine.

White Tea with Berries

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mixed berries, such as blueberries and strawberries
  • 2 bags white tea
  • Cold water

Instructions

Wash berries thoroughly.

Quarter strawberries, leaving other berries whole.

Add tea bags and cover with water.

Infuse in the fridge for several hours, or until tea has brewed.