Southern Real Estate Sales, Formerly Pointe South Real Estate Sales

Practice Sun Safety this Summer!

Posted on July 8, 2016

DSC_1105Owning real estate in Perdido Key, Pensacola or along Alabama’s Gulf Coast is the summer is a dream come true. You can pick any day of the week to live like you’re on vacation. But, to really make the most of it, be sure you practice sun safety and don’t let the heat get you down!

Hitting the beach or swimming in your new pool are excellent options for keeping cool and beating the humidity. But, remember there is more to heat safety than just keeping your cool. It’s UV Safety Month and we want to make sure you’re properly equipped to avoid heat stress and effects, especially if your Perdido Key real estate or Gulf Coast home purchased makes you new to our area.

The heat index during the summer is pretty much outrageous no matter the time of day, but being outside between 10 AM and 4 PM puts you at the highest risk to suffer sun and heat related affects. So, if the yard needs to be mowed or errands need to be down, try to get up and out early or leave them to the end of the day. You need to be in the A/C – or your pool – the rest of the day.

Have to be outside? That’s okay, just take a few precautions. First, wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim. Also, grab your favorite UVA/UVB blocking shades when heading outdoors. Oh, and sunscreen. That’s a big one. Shoot for something with an SPF30, although SPF15 will do in a pinch. Last, but not least, drink lots of water and carry a bottle with you!

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