We know you love the sun as much as we do, having fun in the sun is fun 🙂 , overthought, there are some rules to follow to enjoy the fun to the fullest.
Do not Burn
Sunburn significantly increase one’s life time risk of developing skin cancer. especially for children.
Avoid Sun Tanninga and Tanning Bed
UV Radiation from tanning bed and the sun causes skin cancer and wrinkling
Generously Apply Sunscreen
Generously apply about one ounce of sunscreen to cover all exposed skin 15 minutes before going outside. Sunscreen should have a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15 and provide broad-spectrum protection from both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. Reapply every two hours even in the cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating.
Wear Protective Clothing
Wear protective clothing, such as a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses, when possible.
Seek shade when possible, and remember that the sun’s UV rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Use Extra Caution Near Water, Snow and Sand
Water, snow and sand reflect the damaging rays of the sun, which can increase your chance of sunburn.
Check the UV Index
The UV Index provides important information to help you plan your outdoor activities in ways that prevent sun overexposure. The UV Index forecast is issued daily by the National Weather Service and EPA.
There’s no such thing as waterproof sunscreen
People should also be aware that no sunscreens are “waterproof.” All sunscreens eventually wash off.
- Apply 15 minutes before you go outside. This allows the sunscreen to have enough time to provide the maximum benefit
- Limit time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun’s rays are most intense.
- Wear clothing to cover skin exposed to the sun, such as long-sleeved shirts, pants, sunglasses, and broad-brimmed hats.
- Reapply sunscreen at least every two hours, and more often if you’re sweating or jumping in and out of the water.
- If you don’t have much hair, apply sunscreen to the top of your head, or wear a hat.
- No sunscreen completely blocks UV radiation, and other protections are needed, such as protective clothing, sunglasses, and staying in the shade.
- No sunscreen is 100% waterproof. All sunscreens eventually wash off.