Other Suggested Tips
Wear sun-protective clothing, along with hats, pants, and sunglasses to protect your eyes.
Avoid tanning beds because they are directly linked to skin cancer.
Stay in the shade as frequently as possible. The sun’s rays are very strong between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Apply 15 minutes before going outside. This gives the sunscreen enough time to absorb into your skin.
Always use enough sunscreen. Apply liberally to make sure your skin is protected.
Sunscreen needs to be reapplied every two hours. If you are in the water or sweating, opt to apply it even more frequently. Dealing with a Sunburn: Sometimes sunburn happens, even if precautions are taken. Sunburn is a painful reminder of the importance of sunscreen. Here are some ways to treat sunburn.
Stay hydrated and drink a lot of water. This helps your skin rejuvenate and heal.
Take a pain reliever with an anti-inflammatory, such as Ibuprofen. This will help reduce the swelling associated with a sunburn.
Watch for blistering, which may require medical treatment.
How to Take Charge of Your Health
When it comes to your health and wellbeing, you need to think not only about your body but your mind and spirit too. Everything about you and your life matters, and deserves your time and attention. Use your 2016 calendar and reminder stickers to schedule time for fitness, shopping for and preparing healthy meals, “down time” to relax and have fun, and a checkup with your doctor. Doing so will help you to balance your own health and wellness needs with your everyday commitments.