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It is that time of the year again with the Summer weather returning for this year, the UK can look forward to; high temperatures, clear blue skies and the sun brightly. However though it's great to enjoy the weather it is incredibly important to keep yourself cool and protected from UV rays. In this article we will go through a few handy tips that'll help you breeze through summer!

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It may seem obvious but staying hydrated is very important. In the UK the daily water intake is 1.2 - 1.5 litres of water of 6-8 glasses. Throughout the summer it is vital to keep topped-up as you need to keep yourself cool and replace any of the liquids that you have lost through sweating. While drinking any cool beverage will have the same effect; it's preferable to have water.

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Naturally, as the suns comes, people come out to enjoy it. However, it is quite common for people to forget the most important piece of kit, that being sunscreen. The sun is great for getting a tan but the UV rays emitted can harm your skin - from burning to developing skin cancer (in extreme cases - but still a risk). The best protection against that is sunscreen, having a SPF 50+ sunscreen protects you by 98% - 100% from UV rays. Just remembering to apply some as you go out into the sun will keep you safe and get that nice tan you wanted!

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Dress correctly for the summer heat, it will make all the difference. Make sure you wear light clothing that'll allow your body to breath, effectively letting your body cool itself down. This will make going through the summer heat pleasant - allowing you to focus on your day.

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There is no better excuse to eat ice cream than it being summer. This cool treat will keep your core temperature down through the day and not only that; it's tasty too.

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It may seem like a strange tip to give, but eating spice food is another sure way to cool down the body. Spicy food actually increases blood circulation which in turn makes you sweat more - the more you sweat, the more you cool down.

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Here is the 5 top pieces of advice to keep yourself cool through the summer heat. The sun is much more enjoyable if you are prepared before you go out into it, keep an eye on the forecasts and prepare your days accordingly. Feel free to use forecast below for assistance:

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