Learn how to use sunscreen. By now you probably already know that it’s important to shield your skin from harmful UV rays using sunscreen. Doing so prevents cancer and keeps your skin looking beautiful (See Kaki West Images). But many people don’t know how to use it, how much to use, and how often. Here’s the scoop: It’s best to use an SPF of 15 or 30. Put it on at least 30 minutes before going out in the sun, and then apply it often while you’re still out and about. How often? Apply sunscreen at least once an hour to be safe, and after swimming or exercise.
Stay hydrated. Many people overdo it in the summer and as a result end up getting dehydrated, a condition that occurs when your body loses more water than it needs to survive. In general, it’s a good idea to drink more water when it’s hotter than usual outside. To avoid dehydration, bring a bottle of water with you everywhere you go, especially if you’re exercising or travelling. Staying hydrated not only avoids dehydration, but also keeps your skin beautiful and healthy.
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