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  Heading to the Beach! (Doll Article)

(June 18, 2008 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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Itís almost summertime and depending on where you live Ė it might already feel like summer. If youíre lucky enough to be heading to the beach this summer, donít forget whatís really important.

Slather on the Sunscreen

Unless you happen to think skin cancer and wrinkles at forty is cool, slather or spray on sunscreen before you even step out of the car, and then continue to apply it every hour or so Ė read the instructions to be sure youíre applying it at the right time. Use a high SPF to block the most rays and be sure to cover all of your skin.

Even skin that might get a few rays through a mesh top or wet shirt Ė like your shoulders can do with a bit of sunscreen, just in case. Most importantly, donít forget your face, temples, and your ears. These are some of the most common places for burns.

Drink Plenty of Water

A day at the beach requires plenty of water Ė both the salty variety and the clean kind. Despite the fact that youíre playing in the ocean (or bay, or lake, or whatever) you also need to be keeping the inside of your body hydrated. Salt water can make you extra thirsty, so take breaks often and guzzle water. Bring an ice chest fully stocked with water and other caffeine and carbonation free drinks.

As yummy as a soda might sound at the hot beach, it can actually make you feel worse with a sugar high or by taking water away from where your body needs it most. Skip the bubbly stuff and stick with the basics.

Pay Attention

There are signs and flags all over most beaches that let you know the condition of the water. If the lifeguards tell you to stay close to shore, it should be pretty obvious that you need to do as they say. The ocean can be unpredictable at times with currents and riptides, so you never want to get in a position where you might not be able to walk back to shore quickly and easily.

Donít go out farther than you feel comfortable and donít lose track of where you are in the water. Often the current will pull you down the beach away from your friends and family if youíre not paying attention. Laugh and splash all you want, but be sure you look up often to keep yourself aware of where you are and whatís happening around you.

Have Fun

The beach is one of the best places to spend some time this summer, so enjoy yourself while youíre there. Build sandcastles and race your friends. Chase sea gulls and collect special shells. If youíre lucky enough, take a sunset (or sunrise) stroll with someone special and make the kinds of memories that last a lifetime.

While youíre at the beach, you can have fun a different way as well by helping to clean up and recycle items that might have been left behind by others. Knowing youíve helped keep the beach beautiful might just let you enjoy it even more.


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MermaidGem76

18/Female
Union, KY
Posted On: June 19, 2008
I wanna go back to Myrtle Beach.I've BEEN wanting to go back for 4 years!I don't I will be able to go there this year.We don't have enough money.We might just end up going to Gatlinburg. -.-
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MeghanKilledHo

105/Female
OH
Posted On: June 18, 2008
Yeah. NEVER FORGET YOUR SUNSCREEN. Learn from my mom's mistakes. Every time she goes out, she gets a sunburn. OW!

LOL. ( =
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cherriesglitte

22/Female
Tiger, GA
Posted On: June 18, 2008
i anint neva been 2 da beach even though its in carolina rite above us
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organic_love_s

21/Female
Eugene, OR
Posted On: June 18, 2008
Oh, well, I guess I'm going to London, but I do that every year. To see Grandma.
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organic_love_s

21/Female
Eugene, OR
Posted On: June 18, 2008
Never's lucky. My big vacation this year was a snowboarding season pass. There aren't any beaches in Colorado. :'[
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never_more

21/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: June 18, 2008
I get to go to an ISLAND this summer! Whoop!
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Lingushi

19/Female
Canton, NC
Posted On: June 18, 2008
The*
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Lingushi

19/Female
Canton, NC
Posted On: June 18, 2008
I love th beach!
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