According to the CDC, we are at an increased risk of experiencing damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays during the summer months, especially near the equator and at high altitudes. Whether traveling or enjoying our own backyards, it’s important to keep ourselves safe all summer long.
Follow these simple Dos and Don’ts to maximize your fun in the sun.
The Dos and Don'ts of Sun Safety
- 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