It’s Summertime as we spend more time in the great outdoors soaking up all that vitamin D naturally we need to be mindful of the powerful sunshine and ultraviolet rays. 

  • Many sunscreens offer protection up to 50 SPF (sun protection factor) so slather it on before you head out the door to get maximum enjoyment from your day.
  • Look for natural healthier options, available in most local health food stores and in the natural cosmetic section in most grocery stores. 

Proper Application of Sunscreens

Sunscreen should be applied at least 15 minutes before going outside and at least every 2 hours while you are outside.

  • Apply it generously to any areas that are not covered by clothing, a hat, or sunglasses. Don’t forget your ears, the backs of your hands, and your scalp, if you have very short hair or are bald.

To get the full benefit from your sunscreen, it is important to use the recommended amount.

  • For example, an adult should use about 7 teaspoons (35mL) of sunscreen to cover all areas of exposed skin (1 teaspoon for each arm, 1 teaspoon for each leg, 1 teaspoon for your front, 1 teaspoon for your back, and 1 teaspoon for your face and neck).

Don’t forget, if you are swimming, you may need to reapply sunscreen when you are out.  

As summertime is fun-time, here are a few tips to share from Health Canada

Now you are all set for a lively wander to experience all life has to offer, adventure, nature, and laughter along the way. Wellings walking club is a great way to connect with people and nature, send us an email if you would like to join us at live@wellingsofstittsville.com, and don’t worry, we always have some sunscreen! 

Susan Stephen

Susan Stephen is the Vice President of Living Science Wellness Centre located in Stittsville. A Mind Body Spirit & Business Coach, UFH Unity Field Healing Practitioner, Relational Clearing Practitioner and a Business Transformation Advisor. To connect with Susan and her team: https://livingscience.ca/

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