Tips for Sun Safety

Jul 13, 2020 | Healthy Living, In The Community

Stop the Sun!

The sun is out and everyone is eager to explore the outdoors and soak up some Vitamin D but make sure you stay protected from the harmful rays of the sun to keep your skin clear and healthy for years to come. 

Always wear sunscreen. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light harms your skin. Sunscreen acts as a barrier to protect your skin from these harmful rays that can cause aging and cancer. You should also prepare to reapply sunscreen every two hours. If you are in the water, sweating, or can see yourself burning, you will want to reapply more often.

Accessorize and protect. Sunglasses, hats, and other protective layers, such as long-sleeve shirts and pants, are key to keeping your skin safe this summer. Make sure your sunglasses have total UV protection

Limit your exposure. If you can, try to plan outdoor activities before 10 am or after 2 pm. Between 10 am and 2 pm is when the sun’s UV rays are the most harmful. Still planning to be outside? Look for shade, use umbrellas, and make sure to take breaks inside to get time out of the sun.

Know your skin. Check your skin regularly to see if there are any new spots, bumps, or areas of concern. The more you know and understand your skin, the more likely you will recognize damage or any changes. Call your office if you have any skin-related questions.

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