Safety and Fun in the Sun

Are you ready for safe fun in the sun?

UV (ultraviolet) rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes, which can lead to skin damage and skin cancer. Here’s what you can do to stay safe in the sun:

Shade: Finding relief under a shelter, an umbrella, or even a tree will protect you from sun damage.

Clothing, Hats, & Sunglasses: Long-sleeved shirts and pants provide some protection from UV rays. Even something as simple as a t-shirt or beach cover up will help protect you from some sun damage. A hat with a large brim can shade your head, face, ears, and neck. Most sunglasses offer UVA and UVB ray protection. For additional protection, apply sunscreen with at least 15 SPF.

Sunscreen: Sunscreen is always a good idea, even on cloudy days. Sunscreen contains a chemical that interacts with the skin to protect it from UV rays. Apply SPF 15 or higher at least every two hours, and reapply after sweating or swimming. Some cosmetics include SPF protection.

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