Summer and nice weather are coming. As we enjoy the sunshine, remember there can be too much of a good thing. Protect yourself from harmful UV rays. Here are 4 tips to save your skin and reduce your risk of getting melanoma and other skin cancers.
Slip! Slop! Slap!®… and Wrap
If you are going to be in the sun, this catchphrase can help you remember some of the key steps you can take to protect yourself from UV rays:
Slip on a shirt. Children need special attention, since they tend to spend more time outdoors and can burn more easily.
Childhood sunburns are not only painful at the time, but their effects are long lasting. Protect your little ones now for a lifetime of prevention.
Slop on sunscreen. It only takes a minute or two.
Remember to reapply sunscreen. Waterproof sunscreen does NOT make you bulletproof all day. Forgetting to reapply can give you painful results!
Slap on a hat as we hit the ball field or golf course
Whether you have lots of hair or not so much, protect your scalp from a painful sunburn. Slap on a hat for protection and to represent your favorite team!
Wrap on sunglasses to protect the eyes and sensitive skin around them.
More than a fashion statement, sunglasses offer great protection from the UV rays.