Florida is a top destination for summer vacations along with a place so many Floridians call home. Summertime in Florida is full of sunshine and fun, with many activities being outdoors. Along with all of the fun, it’s important to keep cool and stay safe in the Florida heat and protect yourself from UV Rays.
The Florida sun is harsh. Take time to make sure you and your family are protecting yourselves properly before enjoying your fun in the sun! Here are some great tips that should be used every time before going outdoors to provide the greatest protection against UV Rays.
Apply and reapply! There are a lot of choices when it comes to sunscreen, unfortunatly some can cause more harm than protection. To find a full list of safe sunscreens check out EWG’s 2019 Guide to Sunscreens.
Choosing safe sunscreen:
Hats help to shade your skin while out in the sun, making a great addition to sunscreen for protecting you against harmful UV Rays. Your eyes also need to be protected from the sun, so make sure you always remember your sunglasses. Plus they are a great addition to any summertime outfit!
There are so many versatile umbrellas available now that it’s never been easier to create shade where ever you go. From big tents for backyard BBQs to personal umbrellas that clip onto a beach chair.
Other options for shade:
The sun is at its strongest in the middle of the day. So plan your outdoor activities in the early morning or late afternoon. Not only will the sun be less harsh on your skin it will be a little cooler outside as well.
Staying hydrated during summertime is extremely important. To avoid dehydration it’s imperative that you DRINK! DRINK! DRINK! WATER! Drinking water not only keeps you hydrated it also helps your body to regulate its temperature and avoid heatstroke.
Creative ideas to stay hydrated:
Becoming dehydrated is very dangerous and can happen quickly during summertime. Every person reacts to the heat of summer differently depending on their metabolism and activity level. Make sure you know the signs of dehydration.
Signs of dehydration:
These are genius! When you are hot and in need of a quick cool down, simply mist and fan yourself.