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Healthy Living Sun Safety at Your Stafford Apartment Pool

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Laying by the pool is a typical summer activity, but exposure to the sun can lead to many health problems. Find out how you can be safe while enjoying the sun.

How does the sun affect you? To start, it damages your skin. Exposure to the sun leads to wrinkles, bruises, and sagging skin. More serious health issues can occur over time. Discolored skin, dilated blood vessels, and tumors can develop.

What can you do to be safe? Begin by applying sunscreen thirty minutes before going into the sun. Reapply every few hours. Any skin that\'s being hit by the sun needs to be protected. Wear sunglasses, hats, and makeup with UV protection. Staying out of the sun between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm will help you avoid the worst damage. Checking your skin often for new marks and growths will help you know your body and know when to see a doctor if something changes.

Thinking about sun safety may not be as fun as getting laying out in the sun at your Stafford apartment, but it\'s well worth it to know that you\'re taking steps toward being healthy.

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