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  • 3 May 2023 | Summer

    As fine weather is finally coming our way, some precautions must be taken. Indeed, although sunshine is a great gift when it comes to getting a sun-kissed glow and boosting our morale, it can also cause a number of problems when not responsibly enjoyed. Sunburn, heat stroke and insolation are issues that most of us have experienced at some point.☀️

    For those who love a summer tan, sunburns have become a regular issue. However, not taking protective measures can lead to dry skin, blisters and even more harmful sunburns. The best way to protect yourself is to wear appropriate clothing, hats and sunglasses, as well as applying sun care offering a high SPF several times a day to keep you safe throughout the day.

    If you tend to sweat profusely whenever the mercury rises above 25°C, you may be prone to heat stroke. This unpleasant condition can lead to headaches, nausea, cramps and even insolation. To prevent all this, be sure to drink plenty of water (stay away from alcohol), stay in the shade as much as possible (your beach towel isn’t enough), and avoid exhausting sporting activities in extreme heat.

    Sunstroke is a far more serious health issue that can arise if you fail to properly take care of yourself in hot weather. Should you experience symptoms such as confusion, convulsions or loss of consciousness, make sure you seek medical help immediately.

    In a nutshell, a safe way to soak up the sun is to wear appropriate clothing, use sunscreen with a high SPF, drink enough water and avoid strenuous physical activity during heatwaves. If you notice any symptoms of heat stroke or insolation, be sure to seek medical advice immediately.☀️🌿