Practical Tips to Beat the Summer Heat
S hield From Sun Exposure U se UV Protection
– Cover areas of the body prone to damage from overexposure to harmful sunrays. For example, wear a hat with a wide brim to protect the scalp and face, or tie a bandana around your neck while outdoors.
- Wear sunscreen that offers high UV-A and UV-B protection when heading out into the sun or into the water, regardless of length of time or if the sun is visible. Use a lotion applicator to get hard-to-reach places such as the back, feet or ankles. Wear sunglasses with UV-protected, polarized lenses.
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N o Strenuous Activity
- Avoid overexerting yourself, especially outdoors, during very hot and humid weather.
S tay Hydrated A void Hot Cars F end Off Bugs E quip Yourself With Extras
– Carry a water bottle filled with liquids at all times (in the car, long walks, gardening, etc.) and sip consistently throughout the day.
– Precautionary measures like finding a shady spot or cracking a car window can help reduce interior heat of parked car.
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- Use insect repellant (store-bought or natural remedies) to shield yourself from disease carrying bugs, including mosquitos and ticks. Especially if you are spending your summer nights outdoors. – Pack a bag with back-up supplies (sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses, a hat, lightweight cardigan, extra water supply, etc.) Keep in your car or at a family/friend’s house for impromptu occasions or in case you forget.
T hink About Your Pets
– Make sure to take your pet’s safety into consideration during the hot summer months. Never leave your pet in a hot car and make sure to carry plenty of water when out in the sun for long periods of time.
Y our Outfit Matters
- Layer yourself with loose-fitting, light-colored clothing made of natural fibers that allow your skin to breath while offering protection from sun.
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Sun safety tip sheet for consumers.