Direct Your Feet To The Sunny Side Of The Street
It’s always a good time to brush up on sun safety to minimize the dangers of sunburn, skin cancer and other premature aging from overexposure to danger ultraviolet (uV) rays. With summer right around the corner here is an easy primer.
- Apply sunscreen of 15 SPF or above at least 15 minutes before you go outside.
- You should use approximately 1 ounce per application for thorough coverage all over.
- Re-apply at least once every 2 hours, more frequently if you have gotten wet.
- The intensity of the sun’s uV rays are doubled while you are in the water swimming, surfing, boating, or lounging, for example because the rays reflect from the water. Apply sunscreen twice as often.
- The sun’s rays are more intense at lower latitudes and higher altitudes.
- Avoid direct sunlight between the hours of 10am and 2pm.
- Protect your face and eyes with wide-brim hats and sunglasses.The most frequently forgotten areas are:
- Along your hairline
- Back of neck
- Tops of Feet
Soon, June will be “bustin’ out all over”, the kids will be out of school and we will all be looking for the perfect place to ….
Remember the Great Outdoors!!