Summer may not officially be here, but the summer heat has definitely arrived. And while we appreciate the warm weather and the fun beach days, the summer heat can sometimes be unbearable and make even the most fun activity miserable.
And since we’re all friends, we want to remind you of some important summer tips:
Don’t Get Too Much Sun
Although it’s important to get fresh air and some Vitamin D, it’s also important to do so in moderation during the summer in South Carolina. Too much time in the sun can cause sunburn, dehydration, and lead to more dangerous health scares. Avoid being out in the sun during its strongest peak, which are between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
No one wants to deal with uncomfortable sunburn, or worse, what could turn into dangerous skin cancer. Be sure to apply sunscreen throughout the day to all uncovered areas of your body, including your face, ears, and hands. The higher the SPF the better the protection against sunburn and wrinkles.
Turn On The A.C.
Summertime in South Carolina is no time to worry about the air conditioning bill. Air conditioning is a must in South Carolina to make sure your body isn’t overheated. Stay in an air-conditioned place during the day, especially when the sun is at its strongest. Try to avoid staying in the heat too long and move inside when you’re able to.
Drink Enough Water
Drinking enough water is the most important thing you can do in the summer to avoid dehydration. Because of the high temperature, your body will sweat out fluids that will need to be replaced ASAP. Invest in a reusable water bottle and refill it throughout the day to ensure you’re staying hydrated.
Even though jeans and sweaters can be fashionable in the cooler months, they are not items of clothing you want to be wearing in the blazing heat. Instead wear light-weight sundresses, loose fitted shorts and short sleeve t-shirts for maximum comfort in the summer. If you can throw on a hat to avoid a sunburn on top of your head and keep the sun out of your eyes and off your face!
Oh yeah, Don’t forget to wear sunscreen! We know we already said that but seriously, don’t forget.