The Skin Cancer Foundation has done their research and published many tips for safe and healthy skin in the summer time, when UV exposure and skin damage are the worst. Read below for the most important...
- Avoid unnecessary sun exposure, especially between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., the peak hours for harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
- When outdoors, use sunscreens rated SPF 15 or higher. Apply them liberally, uniformly, and frequently.
- When exposed to sunlight, wear protective clothing such as long pants, long-sleeved shirts, broad-brimmed hats, and UV-protective sunglasses.
- Stay away from artificial tanning devices.
- Teach your children good sun protection habits at an early age: The damage that leads to adult skin cancers starts in childhood.
- Examine your skin head to toe at least once every three months.
Also did you know...?
- The sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation can penetrate many types of clothes?
- It can also go through automobile and residential windows?
- It can damage your eyes, contributing to cataracts, macular degeneration, and eyelid cancers?
Also, be sure that you know your skin type , and your vulnerability in the sun, as determined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, so that you can take the right care and buy the right products to protect yourself from the sun's dangerous rays!