Summer Sun Safety Tips
Being in the Sunshine is a Great Way to Spend the Day!
Whether you've got a trip planned for the end of the summer or you're simply planning on spending some time outside, check out these fun summer sun safety facts and tips...
The sun's rays are strongest from 10am to 4pm so make sure to limit your time in the sun during these hours.
If you are in the during these hours, wear broad spectrum 15+ sunscreen to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays.
If you must be out in the sun all day, seek shade under a tree or umbrella. If you don't want to hassle with holding your umbrella, pick up a Sun Umbrella Brace.
Apply 1 oz of sunscreen (about the same as a shot glass) to your entire body 30 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply ever 2 hours even if it's cloudy.
Make sure your sunscreen isn't expired! Most sunscreens expire within 2-3 years. Your bottle of sunscreen really shouldn't last that long if you're applying every few hours while outside.
Water resistant sunscreen doesn't resist the water forever. It will wear off after about an hour in the water so be sure to reapply.
It only takes 10 minutes for a babies sensitive skin to burn. Since sunscreen isn't recommended for babies under 6 months, it's best to keep the little one's in the shade.
Extended exposure to the sun can damage your eyes. It's important to invest in a pair of sun glasses that offer UV protection to keep your eyes healthy.
Being outside in the sunshine is a great way to spend the day. We hope this helps you stay happy and healthy in the sun this summer!