Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fun in the Sun!

It is that time of year where a lot of time will be spent outside in the sun! Your body needs the sun to synthesize Vitamin D. A vitamin lots of people can be deficient in. But there are a few things to know about being safe in the sun! First of all you definitely need to wear sunblock. You should wear sunblock all year around but in the summer its even more important. You should pick a sunblock with an SPF of at least 30. Don't be shy with it either! You need to make sure you get enough all over your body! Don't forget your ears, neck, hands and feet. Also if you have a part on the top of your head apply some sunscreen there to. Sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before you go outside and then every 2 hours after you go outside. 
 About once a month I look over my skin to check for  skin cancer. I look for moles, new spots, and to see if any moles/spots of changed or grown. To know if something is bad on your skin remeber your ABCD of skin cancer

A=Asymmetry B=Border irregularity C=Color (color is uneven shades of brown, black, tan) D=Diameter (greater than 6mm) and when in doubt get it checked out. Here are some pictures to help you!






So there you go! Please be safe out in the sun! Make sure to drink plenty of water and not just soda or alcohol :)

-Chaela

32 comments:

  1. Great stuff! Everyone needs to do this!!!

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  2. thanks for the info...i like the sun still

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  3. No soda!??! D: but butbut but....:(

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  4. Well a soda is fine but you need to drink lotsa water also :)

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  5. Serious stuff!!! My uncle barely survived skin cancer...

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  6. This is something everyone needs to watch for. Cancer is becoming all too common in everyone.

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  7. Skin cancer, why I choose to avoid direct sunlight as much as possible... That and I got to keep up my pasty white complexion.

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  8. I knew someone with skin cancer once.

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  9. Wow.. that look nasty!
    +follow

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  10. When in doubt, get it checked out. Truer words have not been spoken

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  11. Awesome post. I should really be more careful.

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  12. thanks for the info, i always pot sunblock on though

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  13. The pics kinda creeps me out. Either way, a very informative post! Followed!

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  14. Very usefull! Thanx, nice post :)

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  15. The sun is what ages/kills us everyday D: Thought we need Vitamin D to stay happy. I used to be in the sun all hours of the day everyday as a kid but nowadays I really dont need to =P

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  16. Gross... But it's important to know.
    Thanks.

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  17. opposite time here in Australia, no sunny days for awhile...

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  18. yeah need to take care in the sun, double if you got fair skin!

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  19. cheers for the useful info

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  20. oh, hell no! i didn't apply sunscreen... :(

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  21. What is Vitamin D good for? *blush*

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  22. We have to watch out and always use sun blocks.

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  23. SUN BLOCK FTW BRO

    I wont go outside without using it.

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  24. I used to suffer from depression. Getting your daily vitamin D is important, it really helps.

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  25. It's getting hot in my town too... better get some sunblock

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