It’s summertime and everyone likes to have fun outdoors. Although most people love the light and warmth of the sun, too much UV ray exposure can significantly damage skin, increasing cancer risks and causing skin to prematurely age.
Of course, sun safety shouldn’t be limited to just the summer months or sunny days. Even overcast days don’t provide protection, since as much as eighty percent of the sun’s UV rays can make it through clouds.
In fact, just fifteen minutes of exposure to UV rays can damage skin. Therefore, it’s important for everyone who is outside during the day to minimize their exposure to the sun’s rays. So, use our tips to stay safe in the sun – it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Our Stay Safe Tips
1. Use sunscreen – Choose a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher and that offers broad-spectrum protection. Put sunscreen on at least 15 minutes before going outside and apply it to every part of your body that may be exposed to the sun. Reapply every two hours or more often if swimming or sweating.
2. Wear protective clothing and sunglasses – Long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and wide brimmed hats provide added protection and can protect spots missed by sunscreen. Include sunglasses that provide UV protection to shield eyes and help to prevent eye health risks such as cataracts.
3. Take cover under shade, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. – These are the times when the sun’s UV rays are at their peak. It’s vital to find or create shade during those hours. Remember, large shaded areas provide more protection than smaller ones, providing the greatest shelter from the sun’s rays.
Although a sun shade may not provide full UV protection, it is one important element in a comprehensive sun protection plan. All of these tips practiced together can help ensure adequate protection from the sun’s rays and provide parallel forms of protection.
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It makes sense to invest in a shade structure that will enhance sun safety of you and your guests and endure the elements, providing shade and protection for many years to come. Let us show you why we are the leaders in “The Art of Creating Shade.”
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