July 3rd is Stay Out of the Sun Day, which incidentally is on a Thursday, not a Sunday. But come on! The sun is great! Sure, it’s a good idea to take a break from it every now and then, but staying out of it all together just seems like an excuse to stay indoors and watch bad TV. Instead, why not embrace the outside responsibly? With consistent application of sunscreen (don’t forget the top of your ears!), or by wearing long sleeves and pant legs, you can get outdoors without the risk. And don’t forget to drink plenty of water. Dehydration is just as serious as sunburns.
There’s more you can do for your skin than simply protecting yourself from the sun. Eating cooked or processed tomatoes can help with keeping skin young and healthy, and can actually help protect against sunburns. So maybe cheat a little this year. Get in that sun. Just be smart about it.