Rexall Can Help You be Safe in the Sun with These “Sun Safety” Tips


The hot, summer-like weather has been long-awaited this year. Summer months come with the desire of wanting to be outdoors as much as possible, to soak in the sun. Whether that’s heading to a cottage for the week, attending family bar-b-ques or picnics, going fishing or golfing with some good old friends – needless to say, your most likely going to be spending a lot of time under the sun.

Did you know? 1 in 3 Canadians have suffered from a sun burn. This summer, Rexall can help you be safe in the sun with these 3 simple “sun safety” tips, so you can enjoy all that summer has to offer.

Sun Safety Tip #1:

Some medications can cause side effects like extreme sensitivity to the sun, causing sun damage to the exposed skin area. It’s important to know which medications may pose this risk and how to minimize it. Your Rexall Pharmacist is a wealth of knowledge. You can sit down one-on-one, to review all your prescription and non-prescription medications. Through the review process, your Rexall Pharmacist will determine if each medication is right for you, is taken the right way at the right time, and will answer any questions or concerns you may have, including any side effects.

Sun Safety Tip #2:

To prevent sun damage, it’s important to use sunscreen, all day and every day to stay protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Your Rexall Pharmacist, can help determine which sun screen protection is right for you according to your age, the duration of sun exposure, the type of activity, and your overall health. The UV index determines what level of sun protection is required for the day. For example, the higher the UV index, the higher the level of protection required to ensure you have maximum protection from the sun. Your local Rexall location, carries a wide range of sun screen protection products and your Rexall Pharmacist is the expert in identifying which SPF (sun-protection factor) is right for you.

Sun Safety Tip #3:

Wearing sunglasses, wide-brimmed hats, long-sleeved shirts, pants, and regularly re-applying sunscreen, are all great ways to avoid getting sunburnt. To avoid serious skin damage, also limit your time spent under the sun during peak hours (such as mid-day). Remember to keep an eye out on children and pets. If it’s too hot outdoors, it’s better to keep them indoors in cooler temperatures to help them stay safe. Be sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of cool liquids. You can simply set timed reminders to ensure you take regular water breaks throughout your day to avoid dehydration.

Embrace the summer and all that comes with it, but be sure to stay protected always. Speak with your Rexall Pharmacist to learn more about being safe in the sun.

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