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Stay cool and don’t get burned: tips for heat & sun safety

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Stay cool and don’t get burned: tips for heat & sun safetyHealth studies tell us that we need more vitamin D. Yet, we know theat there are harmful side effects of overexposure to UVA & UVB rays. These include: skin and eye cancer, accelerated aging of the skin including thin skin, fine lines, wrinkles, and liver spots, skin rashes from medication interactions with UV rays, aggravation of autoimmune diseases, and cataracts. In addition, time in the sun can result in dehydration and heat exhaustion. Here’s how to ensure you don’t have to sit out and miss any of the fun:

  1. Dress the part – Wear loose, light, cool clothing that allows your skin to breathe. Don’t forget to break out that fancy wide brimmed hat to protect your ears, neck and
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