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    Summer Sunburn

    Apply a chemical sunscreen 15 to 20 minutes before going outside. This way, the sunscreen has enough time to work through the top layer of the skin.




    Also a common misconception is the higher the SP, the better the protection. Dermatologists say that's not exactly the case.

    "UVA is a greater threat and there is no grading for that as of yet. So, do we go from a 15 to 30 and double our sun protection? That's not necessarily true. We only gain a couple of percent of protection going from 15 to 30 or even 50," said Dr. Harry Sharata, Dermatologist.




    Finally, you can get a sunburn on a cloudy day, so be sure and lather up.

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    Sunburn sounds pretty good to me at the moment.

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    You Know You Should Use Sunscreen. But Are You Using It Right?


    The Basics

    Hopefully, you’ve heard these before, but let’s reapply.

    Depending on your body size, experts recommend using enough lotion to fill a shot glass, or an ounce, when you’re at the beach. Even if people are smart enough to apply sunscreen, they may not use enough, said Dr. Jerry Brewer, a dermatologic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

    Even if the bottle says the lotion is waterproof, beachgoers should reapply after swimming.

    If you’re not swimming, you should reapply every two hours, regardless of the SPF count.

    You should put sunscreen on 15 minutes before exposure.

    Look for products that are labeled “broad spectrum protection” with an SPF of 15 to 50.

    Spots You’re Likely to Forget


    Dr. Elizabeth Hale, a senior vice president for the Skin Cancer Foundation and a dermatologist in New York City, said that both men and women are likely to miss the tops of their ears and the tops of the feet.

    Men are particularly likely to miss their scalps and the backs of their necks, while women are more likely to miss their chest and neck areas, she said.

    Dr. Brewer said beachgoers often miss the bottoms of their feet, which can be exposed if they’re lying on their stomachs reading or napping.


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    Great info!

    Quote Originally Posted by dingo [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Sunburn sounds pretty good to me at the moment.
    ^^ Is it cold there, Dingo?

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    Its freezing,Im just waiting for the fog to lift so I can go to work.

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    We're getting a wonderful and much needed thunderstorm right now, hope it cools things down for a bit
    Last edited by Aubrey; 07-30-2016 at 10:10 PM.
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    Nice here in the 70's but the heat is coming back again this week. I wanted to open the windows and turn off the air conditioning but the neighbors are having a big party outside and I have to get up at 3:30am for work...lol
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    Nope, leave the A/C on & windows closed! lol

    It's been ridiculously hot here this past month, terrible and no rain for months. It's pretty dry, we're in a high fire danger area, lots of trees. So we're really excited when we get rain!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aubrey [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Nope, leave the A/C on & windows closed! lol

    It's been ridiculously hot here this past month, terrible and no rain for months. It's pretty dry, we're in a high fire danger area, lots of trees. So we're really excited when we get rain!
    We've had quite a bit of rain here, lots of flooding in the suburbs.

    I just looked out the window and another neighbor 2 houses down has just put out loads of chairs, another party...lol Windows closed for sure...lol
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    So far El Nino has let Calif down, seems like rains have hit every state around us! lol
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    It has been a very hot, rainy summer in most states. You are getting the heat without the rain unfortunately. We had the hottest weather here in Chicago in 3 years, I just hope we don't have a freezing, very snowy winter. Last winter was so mild, not much snow at all and not many days below 0, very unusual for Chicago.
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    The neighbors put up decorations now. One party is a birthday party for a girl, so cute all in pink and the other neighbor's sign said "It's a Boy". I hope they all have a wonderful time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mykittysmama [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    The neighbors put up decorations now. One party is a birthday party for a girl, so cute all in pink and the other neighbor's sign said "It's a Boy". I hope they all have a wonderful time!
    It's gonna be a long night for you! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aubrey [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    It's gonna be a long night for you! lol
    Not opening the windows, it's pretty soundproof then. Last time the neighbors had a party they had a live band...lol I hope not tonight, it's right next door.
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