Health & Wellness

Stay Safe in the Sun

by AUTUMN PENDLETON: If you grew up in the same era I did, you may remember seeing people sunbathing for hours using baby oil and a spray bottle of water to get that extra dark bronze. No sunscreen in sight. Seemed pretty cool at the time, but 25+ years later those whom participated may be singing a different tune. Sun damage is a huge factor, not only in aging skin, but in the development of some types of skin cancer. Scary stuff when you take into consideration that it can be almost entirely prevented by taking extra precautions to protect yourself from damaging UV rays.