Protect Yourself: Heatwave brings Hottest Days

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It’s hot as hell outside.  Hot.  Too hot.  So, yeah, you’re hanging out by the pool or at the beach.  Given the bikini-clad scenarios, normally, there are other things we’d tell you to protect.  Today we focus on the sun itself.

Opt for a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) or 30 or higher.

Make sure it’s labeled “broad spectrum,” which means it blocks both UVA and UVB sunlight. UVA rays cause sunburn. UVB rays are the main cause of wrinkles.

Choose a colored or scented sunscreen. Nix this idea if you have sensitive skin or an allergic skin disorder, such as eczema.

Sunscreen sticks are best for the face because they are sweat proof and less likely to drip.

Spray-on sunscreens are easy to apply. Cover your face while spraying.

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