Summer’s all about fun in the sun whether you spend your free time at the beach, by the pool, or in the yard. But just like all of life’s best adventures, you’ve got to be responsible to enjoy the sun’s rays to the fullest. Be aware of and adhere to UV safety guidelines and you’ll have a more carefree June, July and August.
To prepare Americans for National UV Safety Awareness Month this July, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers the following tips:
- Avoid prolonged sun exposure between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
- When participating in outdoor activities, use a sunscreen with at least SPF 15
- If you’ve got especially fair skin, cover up with long sleeves and a visor or hat
- Be sure to keep an eye out for changes in your skin
Remember: UV rays don’t just harm our skin, but also our eyes. Cover up with a stylish pair of shades this summer and you’ll look and feel great!