UV Safety Awareness Month will take place this July. And while most of us realize UV rays are harmful for our skin, they can impact us in other ways, too. Let’s take a look at three different ways you can promote UV safety this year.
By now we all know how important it is to protect our skin from the sun, especially in the hot summer months. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in America. More than two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year.
Giving away sunblock at beaches, parks and other outdoor areas is a great way to promote UV safety for UV Safety Awareness Month. Imprint your product with a message about the awareness event in order to reiterate its importance.
Far fewer people realize that our eyes need to be protected from solar radiation, too. The American Optometric Association warns that “If your eyes are exposed to excessive amounts of UV radiation over a short period of time, you are likely to experience an effect called photokeratitis.” Photokeratitis is like a sunburn of the eye, and can be painful.
Longer-term exposure to UV rays is more serious. In fact, it can even cause blindness. So if you’re searching for a different yet useful UV Safety Awareness branded product, consider sunglasses.
3. Lip Balm
Our lips are very sensitive, and yet most people forget to apply protection to them before heading out into the sun. Furthermore, Discovery Health reports that lip gloss may actually increase your chances of getting cancer on your lips: “The shiny substance may actually attract the sun’s harmful rays, damaging your lips’ thin layer of skin.” Distribute high SPF lip balm this July to keep your recipients’ smackers safe.
How else can you encourage UV safety this July?