Tips For Sun Safety
The sun is a beautiful source of light and warmth, but it can also be very dangerous. It's essential to take precautions when going outside during the summer months to avoid skin cancer and other health problems.
With summer around the corner, it's time to prepare yourself for safety in the sun. These tips will help keep you safe and healthy this season, whether at work or on vacation.
Tips to Stay Safe in The Sun
Protect Your Skin
First things first: protect your skin! When in the sun for long periods, use sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher and reapply every two hours or after swimming and sweating heavily. Even if you're only planning on spending a little time outdoors, it is recommended to apply sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. Sunscreen should also be applied liberally on all exposed areas before going outside.
Try to check your skin every hour if you're exposed to sunlight for long periods. If you suspect you're beginning to burn or your skin is irritated, take that as a sign to either find some shade or get more sunscreen on.
Find a Sunscreen That Works for You
One of the most important things you can do is find out your skin type and get a bottle of sunscreen that works best for you. For instance, if you have oily skin, it might be better to use an oil-free or water-based sunscreen rather than one with oils. Everyone is different, so take whatever measures you need to protect your skin from burning or damage.
Wearing protective clothing in the sun is another way to ensure you're protected from the sun's harmful UV rays. We're not talking about winter coats, of course, but there are a few simple summer essentials that can offer extra protection, such as:
● UV blocking sunglasses
● Light long sleeve shirts
● Light pants
● Bathing suit coverups
● Closed-toe shoes