We’re coming in on the last part of August, which means fall is around the corner, dudes. But it’s a long, long corner and we’ve got lots of ground to cover before we get there.
Which means it’s still summer out there and you still need to be careful.
Although the killer days of more than 100 degree F temperatures seem to have calmed down a bit, at least here around Charlotte, it’s still at or near it’s summer peak, and that means you’re going to be taking your life in your hands when you go outside.
Well, all right. Probably it’s not that drastic, but you do need to take some precautions you don’t have to do in the fall or spring. Or the winter for that matter.
There’s two things you need to do before you go out in the summer. You need to put on some sunblock and you need to make sure you drink enough water.
You’re going to be in the sun and, if you don’t put sunblock on you and on your little dudes, you’re risking a big problem later on down the line. You do not want to have to keep going to the dermatologist to get skin cancers taken off. Or worse. And you certainly want to do everything you can to make sure your little dudette keeps the soft, silky skin she was born with for as long as possible.
Wear sunscreen. You know the drill by now. I’m just here to remind you that it’s a good idea.
Secondly, make sure you drink enough water. No, I’m not going to push the 8 glasses of water a day theory, because I’m pretty sure that’s been, if not debunked, then at least slightly discredited.
However, remember that it’s summer and you will sweat when you go outside. If you’re outside for a while, you’re going to sweat for a while. And when that water rushes out your pores to evaporate in the hot summer air to cool down your skin, you’re going to need to replace it. If you don’t replace the fluids you lose while sweating, you’re heading for some severe medical problems in the immediate future.
Two simple things that can prevent so much harm to you and to your family.
Get to it.