Beware of Sun Exposure…

Did you know that you can get sunburned on a cloudy day?  The sun’s ultraviolet radiation can penetrate through the clouds.  The sun’s rays are strongest between the hours of 10am-3pm.  Getting out and enjoying a day in the sun is a great thing, just make sure to follow some of the tips below…
1. Always wear sunscreen.  You may have to apply it more than once throughout the day.
2. Avoid the sun during the middle of the day.
3. Find a nice shaded area to hang out.
4. Wear protective clothing.
5. Wear UV blocking sunglasses.
6. Keep hydrated (with water).
So…Yes, get out and enjoy your day of sunshine, but just be smart about it.  It is also a good idea to visit a professional physician every year to get your skin checked.