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Summer is in full swing! During the warmer months, people love spending quality time outside. Whether you’re grilling, swimming, or just playing at the park with your kids, it’s important to protect your skin from the summer rays. Below, we’ll share some quick and easy ways to protect your skin without cutting back on your summer fun.

Protect Your Skin With the Proper Tools

We all know that using sunscreen is an important way to protect skin from sun damage. However, many people use sunscreen incorrectly. Begin applying sunscreen about a half hour before sun exposure for maximum effectiveness and continue to reapply the sunscreen every two hours. You should also consider using protective clothing or gear for extra safety. Sunglasses, hats, and rash guards are all popular ways to stay covered.

Avoid the Sun During Peak Hours

Sometimes, avoiding the sun during its peak hours is the easiest way to protect your skin. When the sun is at the highest point in the sky, people are more vulnerable to damaging UV rays. The sun is usually at this point between 10 am and 2-4 pm. During these hours, it is particularly important to be cautious of the sun.

Have a Doctor Evaluate Your Skin

If you notice any skin abnormalities, contact a doctor immediately. They will be able to evaluate your condition and recommend treatment if necessary. Family Diagnostic Clinic is here to help you keep your skin healthy. If you have any questions about your skin, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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