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Protect the skin you're in.


It’s burning up out there, but don’t let your skin take the heavy hit! Make sure to protect yourself this season using these three useful tips.

1) Wear a hat when in direct sunlight. Rep Hopkins and sport your lacrosse cap while lounging on the Beach! Excessive exposure to sunlight on your face can cause pre-mature aging… don’t want wrinkles when you’re 35? Wear a hat!

2) Sit in the shade between prime sun hours between 10 AM and 4 PM. That way, you still get the benefit of being outdoors, but don’t have to deal with the all the nasty repercussions of a sunburn.

3) Wear Sunscreen. Yes, sometimes it’s annoying, but sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 is a fantastic way to avoid sun burns, age spots, and helps to reduce the risk of skin cancer. Make sure to reapply if you’ve gotten wet and about every 3 hours if you’ve been in the sun for a long time!