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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Myths Busted

We probably all know some of grandma's wisdom and advice and have taken it to heart, but what is true and what isn't? I came across some information which blows some of the myths out of the water and thought I would share them with you.

With summer in full swing and the heat taking over, we all tend to find ways to cool off and children in particular love doing so by splashing around in the pool. You certainly don't have to wait an hour after eating to go swimming; it may make your tummy ache a little, but it will not give you severe cramps which could cause you to drown.

Sunburn will NOT turn in to a tan! It is just a sign that your skin is inflamed and will need extra care; otherwise all it will turn in to is wrinkled and looking old before you become of age.

Using sunscreen is a good way of protecting your skin from the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays, but a sunscreen with SPF (sun protective factor) 30 works the same as one with a higher SPF; both block 97% of the UV.

Should you end up with sunburn then don't put butter or Vaseline on it; it doesn't ease the pain, but it can increase the risk of infections. It is better cooling it with water or a cold compress for about 10 to 15 minutes and putting some antibiotic cream on it.

It seems to me staying out of the sun is the best thing to do and if you really have to be in it, make sure to liberally apply sunscreen. That doesn't mean you can't bask in the loving embrace of warmth and care; that is liberally found in the arms of the Son!

Isaiah 49:10
They shall neither hunger nor thirst, Neither heat nor sun shall strike them; For He who has mercy on them will lead them, Even by the springs of water He will guide them.


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