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Avoiding sunburns

Posted on July 16th, 2015 in Uncategorized by ElectricScooterBlogger |

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Summer is a time for getting outside and enjoying the warmth and sun. But, since people are outside so much more often, they run the risk of getting sunburned more often. Many times, this is due to not applying sunscreen properly. Below, we have listed the most common mistakes people make when putting it on:

You use last year’s bottle of sunscreen

Look for the expiration date on the bottle. If it’s past that, then throw the bottle away. Sunscreen loses its ability to protect your skin after a certain amount of time.

You don’t apply enough

Try to get every surface of your skin covered evenly. Many times, not using enough sunscreen is the culprit when it comes to those nasty burns

You don’t apply often enough

Sunscreen does wear off after a while—and being in the water only causes it to wash off faster. Make sure you reapply once every couple of hours

You leave the sunscreen bottle in the sun

Sunscreen that gets overheated loses its potency. Keep the bottle in the shade or cooler.

You only rely on sunscreen

Sunscreen is an important element in protecting your sun from harmful UV rays, but even the best products only protect you from 98 percent of them. Wearing sunglasses, protective clothing and hats are also essential.

You only put it on when there’s sun out

The sun’s harmful rays can still damage your skin even when it’s a cloudy day. Make sure you apply sunscreen even if there’s no sun out.

Here at Electronic Scooter Store, we believe in the benefits of letting the sun touch your face and breathing in the fresh air. However, you should always keep your skin in mind while doing so! If getting outside is a problem for you because of your mobility, we carry a number of products to help you get going again, including power wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, walkers and rollators and scooters.

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