Greetings to all folks near and far.
I hope your summer months will be filled with joy and fun. Remember to not overdo it in the sun and wear a good sun screen product when outdoors for extended periods. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for the best recommendations on protection. Protect the little ones and the elderly from too much sun -- keep them in the shade as much as possible and make sure they drink enough water or healthy liquids.
Here are some tips to help prevent or care for sunburns:
Try to void being outdoors between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, when the UV rays are more intense.
If you have to be outside during those hours, wear a hat, sunglasses that protect your eyes from UV rays, and clothing made of light colored, light weight fabrics.
Eat lots of lean, and high quality protein foods. Also include raw fruits to supply the vitamins and minerals needed.
Drink plenty of fluids to keep your body hydrated.
To relief sunburn pain apply cool water compresses over the affected area or fill a bathtub with comfortably cool water and dissolve one pound of baking soda or oatmeal in it. Soak in the bath for about 30 minutes or until you feel relief.
Wash the affected area with an antibacterial soap to prevent secondary infection.
Blisters from sunburns form a natural protection to help the skin heal faster. Do not pop the blisters.
A sunburn causes more loss of body fluids, so drink plenty of healthy liquids, especially water.
Do not apply any creams, butter, petroleum jelly or any other greasy substance to a sunburn. Doing so would only cause more damage by trapping the heat and causing a deeper burn. The sunburn will heal faster if left exposed to the air.
Try to stay inside till the burns heal and the heat and pain is gone. If you must go outside protect yourself from more sun. If the pain is persistent or swelling occurs, contact your doctor for advice. Wear loose fitting soft clothing till the burns are healed. If you can manage to stay inside, close your drapes or blinds for privacy and wear as little clothing as possible.
BAKU MAIDEN TOWER MYSTERIES AND LEGENDS
"The Baku Maiden Tower mysteries are as enigmatic and dark as the tower itself is. This ancient structure, known locally as Gyz-Galasy (Maiden Tower), has a vague and perplexing history. The actual truth of why it stands there so imposing and formidable may never be known."
To read the full article on this intriguing and mysterious structure, please click on the following link: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art4798.asp
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Blessings to you and yours. May you walk in peace and harmony.
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