UV Safety Month: Five Tips To Stay Safe in the Sun
Williamson Medical Center wants you and your family to stay safe this summer. With everyone outside enjoying the wonderful weather, it’s important to keep UV safety top of mind.
Here are five tips to help you stay safe, beat the heat and stay cool this summer!
- It’s important to not overexpose your skin to UV rays. The best way to provide relief from the sun is to find shade. This is especially important during midday hours, which are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the summer months.
Wear Proper Clothing
- Long-sleeved shirts, long pants and skirts provide great protection from UV rays. Some clothing can provide more protection than others, so stick to darker colors and look for certified UV protecting fabrics!
Find a Hat
- While baseball caps can help shield your face, they leave your ears and the back of your neck exposed. Hats with a wide brim provide the best protection, as they shade your face, ears and neck. Just as with clothing, the darker the fabric, the more sun protection!
- Don’t forget to protect your eyes! Invest in sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays. Proper sunglasses can help protect from sun damage, protect the skin around your eyes, and reduce the risk of cataracts!
- Sunscreen is your best friend! Make sure you’re applying minimum SPF 15 before going outside – no matter the weather! Take time to reapply sunscreen every two hours you’re outside. While sunscreen is a great tool to help block those harmful rays, make sure to combine it with other safety tips for maximum protection.
Source: Centers for Disease ControlShare this Article