Tips to stay safe in the summer sun

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – If you are heading to the beach to soak in the summer sun, lifeguards say to get prepare for the beach before you sink your feet in the sand.

Lifeguards say they drink plenty of water and recommend anyone spending time outside does the same.  They also recommend reapplying sunscreen and seeking shade throughout the day.

"We always recommend you put the sunscreen on thirty minutes before you come to the beach," Wesley Cox of Lack's Beach Service said.  "We also recommend that you use an SPF over 15 and also with the sunscreen you want to make sure it doesn't have a very long shelf life.  A lot of sunscreens today actually have an expiration date on them."

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