It's All Sun and Games Until Somebody Gets Burnt
According to the CDC, sun safety couldn’t be more important, especially during the warmer months when outdoor activities are in full swing.
Whether it’s long afternoons in your poolside paradise, an extra round of golf, or a picnic in the park with popsicles for everyone, summer activities are exciting and fun. However, all that time in the sun can be harmful to your skin and health.
Before you head out to enjoy your favorite summer activities, make sure to grab your sunscreen, protective clothing, and stay hydrated. Remember, it’s all sun and games until somebody gets burnt.
Why Is Sun Safety Important?
From sunburns to skin cancer, the risks associated with excessive sun exposure are significant.
The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is responsible for sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer. UV radiation can also damage your eyes and weaken your immune system, making it harder for your body to fight off infections and illnesses.
Sunburn is a common and painful consequence of unprotected exposure to UV radiation. It can cause redness, blistering, and peeling of the skin, making it difficult to carry out everyday tasks. Sun exposure also increases your risk of skin cancer, which is the most common type of cancer in the United States.
We all want to have fun outside, but your health needs to come first. By being proactive about sun safety, you can still enjoy your favorite summer activities while protecting yourself.
How Can I Safely Be In the Sun?
As long as you’re staying safe in the sun, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy your time outside. Follow our do’s and don’ts to make sure you have a great time while still staying safe.
- Wear sunglasses and sunscreen that block both UVA and UVB rays
- Wear protective clothing when possible
- Apply sunscreen to all exposed skin
- Apply sunscreen before bug spray
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of non-alcoholic fluids
- Remain in direct sunlight for extended periods of time during midday hours (10am-4pm)
- Forget to apply sunscreen to your scalp, ears, lips, neck, tops of feet, and back of hands
- Keep sunscreen longer than 2 years
- Forget to reapply every 2 hours or after swimming
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Now that you’re prepped with a few sun safety tips, you’re ready to head out and enjoy your best side, outside.
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