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FOLLOW THE 5-S IN THE SUMMER SUN

FOLLOW THE 5-S IN THE SUMMER SUN

sun safetyAfter the freezing winter, the hazy and crazy days in the summer sun are what everyone dreams of.

But not taking safety precautions can turn them into a nightmare.

But, by following the five S’s, you can avoid any mishaps this summer.

SLIP – on a shirt. Light layers work best, especially natural fibres like cotton. You can buy SPF 50 shirts and clothing now.

SLAP – on a sun hat, one with at least a 3” brim all the way around to protect your head and neck.

SLOP – on some sunscreen (at least SPF 30). Try and choose a water-resistant brand with both UVA and UVB coverage (both are types of damaging ultraviolet light.) Also, make sure the brand you choose is PABA (Para-aminobenzoic) free as this can cause an allergic reaction in some people and can stain clothing.

SLURP – down some water. Staying hydrated in the sun is very important.

SLIDE – into the shade. Limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10am-4pm.

Following these simple tips can ensure you keep safe in the sun and will help your summer go with a swing!

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