Stay Summer Safe

Stay Summer Safe

Love it or hate it, the harsh summer months are finally upon us.

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Published: Fri 10 Jul 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Sun 12 Jul 2015, 11:08 AM

And with the great temperatures in this part of the world, comes great responsibility… to take care of your body and stay sun-safe. So if you have a problem remembering to apply sunscreen or to drink enough water, fret not. Just download these handy apps and let them do it for you.
Wolfram Sun Exposure Reference App
The ultimate beach guide to keep your skin safe this summer. Just key in certain details such as your skin type, location, time, and the level of Sun Protection Factor (SPF) you might be using, and the app gives you personalised calculations on just how long you can stay in the sun without any dire consequences. You also have the option of checking a UV forecast for your location (for a five- day period) and a sun protection advisory. With other features such as an in-built weather forecast, this is the perfect travel companion for those beach holidays. 
Coppertone MyUVAlert
This nifty app provides sun protection for the whole family. Not only does it supply local UV forecasts, but it also gives different members of the family personalised product recommendations and sun protection tips. You can also set a sunscreen reapplication reminder that moderates itself according to whether you are sweating or swimming — so you never find yourself out in the sun without a dab of sunscreen. 
Water Your Body
The sun is not always your friend, and sometimes it’s only too easy to find yourself getting dehydrated during these sweltering summer months. Save yourself from the severe effects of dehydration (like fatigue and dizziness) by downloading Water Your Body, a water tracker app that sets water consumption goals for you based on factors such as your weight. Not only do you get grades according to how good you are at achieving your daily goal, the app also sends reminders for just how many more cups or bottles of water you need for the day. Drinking water almost seems like fun! 
WebMD Allergy
If you suffer from frequent allergies such as hay fever, summer may not be your favourite month. Which is why it’s the perfect time to check out WebMD Allergy which gives you weather forecasts and doctor-approved tips based on the allergy that you have. It also has a provision to help you track how you feel throughout the day and record symptoms and treatments that you are using. It may not be the most user-friendly app out there, but it does get the job done.

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