This week is National Sun Safety Week as supported by the Sun Safety Alliance.
We thought this would be a good time to remind everyone to take the sun into consideration while working outside.
Sunburns are brutal. Not only are they painful, but they can have lasting effects on your skin and long-term health, too.
The Sun Safety Alliance ha provided some great literature for this week. We really love their sun safety tips. Give them a read. Do you practice some of these? All of them? None? Let us know!
- Generously apply sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 which provides broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Re-apply at least every two hours and after swimming or sweating.
- Wear protective clothing such as long-sleeved shirts, pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses with UV protection.
- Seek shade when appropriate, remembering that the sunbs rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Avoid tanning beds. UV light from tanning beds can lead to skin cancer and wrinkling. Consider using a sunless self-tanning product instead.
- Use extra caution near water, snow and sand as they reflect the damaging UV rays, increasing your chance of sunburn.
- Check UV, heat, and air quality indexes
- Drink plenty of water
- Remember to practice sun safety every day, all year long!