While getting your daily dose of vitamin D has several benefits that are crucial to your overall health, this day acts as a reminder that during the height of summer and outdoor activities, it's important to spend a day indoors or under the shade to give your skin a break. Excessive sun exposure not only leads to sunburn and an increased risk for skin cancer, but can also speed up the aging process as well.
Protecting your skin is important!
Staying out of the sun and spending time indoors does not need to be all doom and gloom. There are plenty of fun and creative ways to feel sunny while lounging around in pajamas or your favorite pair of yoga pants.
Why staying in doors every once and a while is a good thing
Not only does it give your skin a break, but allows you to give yourself one as well. Most of us are constantly connected and on the go, but it is perfectly fine to use this day as an excuse to catch up on sleep and be creative with your time. Invite friends and family over to join in on the fun!
Indoor Summer themed activities
Build a blanket fort and binge watch “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”
Create your own ice cream bar with your favorite flavors and toppings.
Upcycle using items around your house and turn trash into treasure. Click here for a list of ideas! You can even make it into a contest of who creates the coolest item.
Play some games of Spot It! Splash which comes with a variety of pool and beach themed symbols and the cards are even waterproof! Super easy to learn and is great for groups. Take a look at this video to learn the basics of how to play the game.
Catch up on reading or knock out something on your to-do list.