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Four Things Everyone Needs For Sun Safety

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Jenn Leonard is the voice behind local running blog RunsWithPugs. She has lived in Northeast Florida for almost ten years, with her husband, son and grumble of pugs.

No matter how you slice it, the Jacksonville sun is strong. Doses of Vitamin D from the source are great for mood and energy boosting, but it’s also important to protect yourself from harmful UV rays. Here are the essentials everyone can use to keep yourself safe when being active outside.

Mineral-based sunscreen – Choose a sunscreen with an SPF in the 30s that can stand up to water and perspiration. Be sure to reapply hourly for best results.

Polarized sunglasses – Our eyes are dedicate and very susceptible to the bright glare of the sun. Polarized lenses will provide some relief.

A hat with a brim – Whether simple ball cap or dramatic sun hat, shading your face from direct sunlight is a great complement to a dedicated sunscreen regimen.

UV protective clothing – Available in a variety of tops and bottoms for men and women of all ages, UV protective clothing keeps your skin covered and safer, without having to worry about extra sunscreen.

What’s your favorite way to protect yourself on sunny days?