The days are getting hotter here in Central Oregon, and with the extreme heat and dry conditions we face every summer, it’s important to be extra safe when outside enjoying all that Oregon has to offer. Here are some tips to keep in mind when out and about.

Water- Probably the most important thing to remember is to keep up on your water consumption. Always carry a water bottle filled when on the go, and be drinking roughly 8 8ounce glasses of water a day.

SPF- The chances of skin cancer are higher here in Central Oregon, so even though it’s recommended to wear SPF every day- at least on your face during the winter, it’s crucial to wear SPF all over your body, and re-apply it every couple hours, especially if you are outside in the direct sun.

Cover Up- Wearing lightweight, light-colored layers will not only protect your skin from the sun and prevent sunburn, but they are breathable, and will help keep you cool. Be sure to wear a wide brimmed hat when out at the lake for the day, skin cancer on the scalp is common because you can’t see your head like the rest of your body.

Caffeine & Alcohol Intake- Avoid alcohol & caffeine, as they can dehydrate you quicker. If you have either, be sure to double up on water intake.

Blinds & Shades- Keep blinds and shades closed to help keep the cool air in the house, and the heat out of the house.

Spritz Water- Keep a spray bottle in the fridge, and when you get hot, you can spritz your skin to help keep cool.

Stay Inside- If possible, just stay inside to stay out of the heat and the sun. If you have to go out, try to avoid the hottest part of the day- between 12-3pm.

Stay safe this summer, and have fun!
The Jones Group @ Sunriver Realty

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