So the weatherman is saying that we've got some super sunny days ahead of us! Now, before you go running off to tan at the beach or finally organise that summer barbie, here are a few tips to keep you and your family sunsafe!
Yes yes... we all know we need to put sunscreen on, but here's the trick - 20min soaking time. That's right, in order for sunscreen to actually be effective, you need to spend 20min in the shade letting it literally marinate. It's not easy when you have a glittering blue beach right before your eyes so here's a wee tip. 30min before you arrive, or plan to head outside for your lunch break, set an alarm. Lather up and then by the time it's time to get some sun, you're good to go!
It's a fancy word, but basically it helps keep your body from becoming dehydrated. There are many ways to get some electrolytes into your body, but a healthy and yum way to do it is to drink a glass of coconut water while you're outside. It's refreshing, low in calories, sugar free and super good for you!
As much we love to take pictures of summer fun, leaving your phone or laptop outside in the heat can cause the battery to swell up and explode. Sounds a bit dramatic but this did happen to me and it not ideal! In fact it might be a nice chance for you to leave behind the devices and opt for boardgames, books and good old fashioned conversation with your friends and family! Last I checked, none of those explode when exposed to heat!
Hopefully those tips will come in handy as you head outside and get some vitamin D! Happy summer!