Block the SUN, Not the FUN!
You don't have to give up your outdoor activities or avoid the sun completely to limit your exposure to UV. Following these precautions will help you to be safe while you have fun in the sun.
Cover up: Choose shirts and pants to protect as much skin as possible.
Use sunscreen: Choose a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. Look for sunscreens containing Parasol or Zinc Oxide.
Wear a hat: Choose a hat that shades the face, neck, and ears.
Wear sunglasses. Protect your eyes with sunglasses that block UV rays.
Limit sun exposure. Stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the UV rays are strongest.
Don't Forget The Kids
It's important to shield your children's skin from the damaging effects of the sun. No matter what they're doing, or what time of year it is, if they're outside, they need to be protected. Build safe sun habits into your family's daily routine. Lead by example - children will respond better when they see you protecting your skin.
Fact: 80% of Sun Damage to the skin occurs by age 18.
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