Wellness with Waldy 6/11

Wellness with Waldy is a segment on my weekly radio show, Tuesdays 7 am – 9 am. The content on this blog does not reflect the views or opinions of Rowan University or Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM.

Now that school is out of session and you’re probably hitting the beach or boardwalk more often, it is important to take care of your skin. Sun exposure can cause a variety of things: freckles, benign tumors, melanoma, as well as various other damages. Make sure you are sun safe.

  • Apply sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30 or higher, 30 minutes before you are exposed to the sun, then every two hours. Apply more often if you sweat a lot or go swimming.
  • Wear sunglasses with complete UV protection.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure; the hours between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. are when the sun is at its peak.
  • Wear wide-brimmed hats, pants, and long-sleeved shirts if you’re going to be outside working for multiple hours. You’ll be hot, but you reduce your sun exposure.
  • Report any unusual growths or freckles to your doctor.
  • Last but not least, avoid tanning beds.
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