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5 cool tips by Chan Motita Men

How to prevent sunburn
Exposure to the sun is no laughing matter. With global warming, not to mention living in a harsh tropical climate, we all need to take care to protect our skin from harmful UV rays. To keep protected, wear a good SPF that’s a minimum of 15. A higher number is definitely better. Also, the sun is strongest between 10am and 4pm – so try your best to avoid direct exposure to sunlight at these hours if you can. Protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts, hats and sunglasses will also help to keep you safe from sunburn and skin cancer – and in good health.


How to keep the skin around your eyes healthy
The skin around the eyes is particularly sensitive because it’s dry and thin, so make sure to give it some much-needed special attention. Include products made for around the eyes in your daily skin regimen. Use the tip of your ring finger and lightly apply the product of your choice around your eyes in a slow and circular movement. Doing this can keep away unwanted wrinkles and keep the skin strong and supple. In these often hot and harsh conditions, it’s a good idea to maintain our skin and delay premature aging.

How to wear your helmet
Wearing a helmet is essential when riding a push bike or motor bike. Otherwise, you are susceptible to permanent brain injury and even death. When putting on your helmet, make sure to:

  • Hold it by the chin straps. The bottom of the helmet should face you with the front pointing down.
  • Put your thumbs on the inside of the straps, balancing the helmet with your fingertips.
  • Spread the sides of the helmet apart slightly and slip it down over your head using the chin straps.

Wearing a helmet is a sign of responsibility – you can be a good role model for other young Cambodians.


How to stay on the right track for your career
With ten years or more of school behind us, every student has a unique goal for her or his career. We all want a bright future – so how do we get there? Try not to waste time, money and effort by selecting the right major for you. Fortunately, the decision isn’t as complicated as it sounds:

  • Ask yourself what subject you love the most;
  • Evaluate whether or not there are good opportunities for jobs in this sector;
  • Be honest with yourself if this is a major you can succeed at or not.


How to stay safe driving at night
Driving at night is more dangerous than during the day. Drowsiness and fatigue brought can take a serious toll on your concentration. Alcohol is the other major factor, as many irresponsible drivers will hop on their bikes or cars after drinking. Don’t ever drink and drive – for your safety, and the safety of others. Alcohol is a substance – a depressant – and it will affect your ability to drive. When driving at night, make sure your headlights are turned on and drive at a slower speed. Keep the low beams on when following another vehicle so you don’t blind the driver ahead of you. If an oncoming vehicle doesn’t switch from high beams to low beams, avoid the glare by watching the right edge of the road as a steering guide.

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