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Tips to Prevent and Sooth Sunburns this Summer

Tips to Prevent and Sooth Sunburns this Summer

July is UV Safety Awareness Month and The Skin Cancer Foundation wants to remind you of the potential harm from UV rays. If you get sunburned it’s important to take steps to mitigate the harm. Did you know that UV radiation is the main factor responsible for skin cancers? Many farmers spend months in the Georgia sun and may sustain sun damage in the form of a sun burn. Remember to wear a hat, apply sunscreen and appropriate clothing to not only keep you cool, but prevent sun damage too. 


Here are some other tips to remember if you’re out in the sun for an extended period of time.

  • Drink water, juice or sports drinks to replace body fluids.
  • Take acetaminophen if you have a headache, slight fever or chills.
  • Take a cool bath in tepid water to soothe and cool the skin. 
  • Gently apply a light moisturizer to the skin. 
  • Stay out of the sun until the burn fades. 
  • Above all, next time you’re in the sun, do not burn! 


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Content provided by Skin Cancer Foundation.