Coast Guard reminds everyone to keep their clothes on in the heat with help from Nelly

U.S. Coast Guard warns Americans to keep their clothes on in the heat (Photo: Coast Guard)

WASHINGTON (Circa) -- The U.S. Coast Guard warned anyone who could see their tweet to keep their clothes on in a very unique way on Monday.

"It's getting hot in hurrrrr, but don't take off all your clothes-you'll get sunburnt," the government agency stated in a tweet.

The "hot in hurrrrr" reference being made comes from rapper Nelly's famous song "Hot in Herre."

The Coast Guard warns that "tanning can lead to short term payoff with longterm consequences." They also say that repeated sunburns or tanning can increase your risk of melanoma - a type of skin cancer that can be deadly and is the most common type of cancer in the United States.

They've revealed the following tips to follow throughout the summer:

  • Wear sunglasses that block UVA and UVB sun rays
  • Avoid direct sunlight especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the sun is the hottest
  • Check your back as this is the body part that can be affected by melanoma the most
  • Wear sunscreen and apply it to yourself 15 minutes before going outside.

For more tips, check out the Coast Guard's website.

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