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Sunscreen Day

May 27 is Sunscreen Day!

There are over 1 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the United States each and every year. Sunscreen Day was introduced with the intent of educating and raising awareness about the importance of protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful rays.

The end of May kicks off the official start of summer and the vacationing season, so it is the perfect time of year to remind people about wearing sunscreen. Leaving your skin exposed to the sun is the foundation for a variety of health problems, including sunspots, premature aging, and cancer.

Medical professionals all over the globe fervently advocate the use of sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Remember to reapply every two hours and after you have been swimming. Summer is supposed be the most enjoyable time of the year, so please remember to protect yourself and your skin by lathering on the sunscreen.

Sources: Holiday Insights, Punchbowl

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Peach Ice Cream Day

July 17 is Peach Ice Cream Day!

What better way to cool off on a hot summer day than with a big scoop or two of peach ice cream? It takes about 48 weeks for peaches to ripen, and they aren’t around for long after they do. In celebration of the short peach season, you can make peach smoothies, peach cobbler, or just enjoy one raw…but today it’s all about the ice cream! For a few weeks you’ll be able to find peach ice cream at the grocery store, but if you don’t want to scour the freezer, here is a great recipe from Scoopalicious.

Sources: Holiday Insights, Examiner.com

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First Day of Summer

The first day of summer, also referred to as the Summer Solstice, occurs when the sun is at a point where it is farthest North. The Summer Solstice typically occurs on June 20 or 21.

The Summer Solstice also happens to be the longest day of the year! Celebrate your extra time out in the summer sun by swimming, having a barbecue with friends, or doing other summery activities.

Sources: Calendar Updates, Almanac.com

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