Chances are that regardless of where you live, it's way too hot outside right now.

Higher temperatures

According to The Associated Press, more than 1,000 temperature records have been shattered across the country, including a jaw-dropping 251 new daily high temperatures on Tuesday. And it's only June! July and August probably aren't going to give us a break.

So what should we do?

Well, for starters, if at all possible, stay indoors during the hot daytime hours. But if you must spend a significant portion of your day outside, make sure you keep your skin covered and wear sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or higher on any exposed areas. At the University of Arizona Cancer Center, our Skin Cancer Institute aims to spread the message of sun safety to the Southern Arizona community through a variety of initiatives.