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It's gettin' hot in here

It’s no surprise to anyone that it can get hot in Arizona. Like, really hot. In fact, we see numbers like 118 and 120 in this week’s forecast for Phoenix. Whether you’re new to the desert or you've lived here your whole life, we have a couple of good reminders to share as the heatwave rolls in.


Water
Listen, the last thing you want to do is get dehydrated. What starts off as just feeling thirsty and dry-mouthed can quickly lead to more serious symptoms like feeling lethargic, getting a headache and experiencing an increased heart rate.

Make sure you know how much water you should be drinking according to your body weight (hint: the typical advice of “eight eight-ounce glasses a day” isn’t necessarily true).

And this is going to sound gross but it’s true – the color of your urine can clue you in as to whether or not you may be dehydrated. Check out this chart to see what group you’re in. (See what we did there?)

Sunscreen
Wear it. Share it. Whatever you do don’t spare it. Choosing the right sunscreen can feel overwhelming … you've got your SPF levels, your face vs. body lotions, you’ve got to know when to reapply, and what if you have sensitive skin … it’s a lot. But so is skin cancer.

I know, we took a super serious turn there, but protecting your skin is important – life-savingly important. Check out the 12 best sunscreens of summer according to research done by The Los Angeles Times.

There you have it. Drink water and wear sunscreen. Not rocket science, but important nonetheless. 


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