Sun Safety Tips
Summer is here, and the heat comes along with it! When we aren’t taking refuge inside with the comfort of an air conditioner, we’re spending time out in the nice summer weather, which brings the danger of one powerful thing: the sun and its rays.
Use these sun safety tips to make sure you and your loved ones are staying the safest they can in the heat.
1 – The sun is the strongest between 10 am and 4 pm. One way to stay safe in the sun is to limit your exposure to the sun during these hours. Play outdoors in the evening, or plan an early morning beach trip.
2 – Sunscreen needs time to activate. Did you know that? It is best to apply sun screen 30 minutes before you go into the sun so it can completely absorb and begin to work.
3 – Speaking of sunscreen, make sure you use sunscreen with a strength of at least 15 SPF.
4 – Don’t be afraid to reapply sunscreen. A general rule is to reapply sunscreen every two hours.
5 – Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate – drink lots of water to stay hydrated.
6 – Sun protective clothing, such as sunglasses, a hat, and light clothes that cover your skin, are always a good idea. These keep the sun’s rays from reaching your skin, preventing the damage it can cause.
These are 6 of many sun safety tips; the important thing is to remember that being out in the sun is refreshing and nice, but you also want to take appropriate health measures.