Whether you’re at the lake, on a boat, or hiking the mountains this summer while having fun in the sun, keep yourself protected from both the heat and the heat. Here are some tips and tricks to avoiding heat exhaustion and sunburns.
Sunscreen: Using sunscreen on your face is crucial, even on those overcast days when you think you might not need it. Daily use of a moisturizer with SPF is nourishing, protective, and healthy for your skin. You’ll also want to get a pair of sunglasses labeled as blocking UV rays at 100% to protect your vision. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen every two hours with an SPF of 30 or more. Reapplying will also be necessary after swimming or sweating. A suggested tip would be to keep extra sunscreen in your car. That way, you always have some on hand.
Water: Be sure to keep extra bottles of water in your vehicle. Seventy percent of your body is water. You should drink 8-10 glasses of water daily to replenish your body, especially in the hot summer months when you’re sweating and doing more outdoor activities to prevent dehydration. Keeping water in your vehicle is a good idea for emergencies in which water might be needed.
Attire: Planning to spend long periods in the outdoors? You’ll want to wear a shirt that comfortably covers your shoulders and neck. Dark-colored clothing can provide more protection than loose fabric and lighter colors. You also can’t forget the pesky bugs that buzz around during those warm and humid summer nights. Like sunscreen, use insect repellant to avoid irritating bug bites and potential viruses. You can also light citronella candles and torches to keep mosquitoes away in your backyard or campsites.
If you’re ready for your next travel assignment, give Titan Medical a call today at 866.332.9600, and we’d love to assist in finding your next adventure!