Believe it or not, just because we’ve had some cooler temps, this is the most dangerous time to be outside since it’s the worst time of year for sunburns.
Despite not going to the beach, you have the best chance of getting a bad burn because the sun’s angle is the same as it is in late August. And since it isn’t too hot, we’re less likely to cover up and wear sunblock. That’s part of the reason why May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
So, make sure you keep that in mind when being outside – especially if you’re fair-haired or have skin that burns easily. But prevention is always best, so try to find shade or stay inside between 10am and 2pm, use sunglasses and wear a hat, and put on sunblock before you step outside – as long as it’s 30 SPF or higher.
Do that, and you’ll have a healthy spring!
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