Before you dive into the pool or swing the golf club, make sure you’re practicing proper sun safety for yourself and family. UnderCover WaterWear shares their top sun safety tips to help you have a safe and sunburn-free summer!
*Avoid Peak UV Hours—the sun is at its peak between the hours of 10:00 am – 3:00 pm when damaging UV rays are at their highest. Limit sun exposure during this time frame.
*Find or Make Shade—if you’re going to be outside with your kids, try and play in the shade as much as possible. Take an umbrella or canopy to the beach. Keep infants in the shade at all times, as they lack the tanning pigments known as melanin to protect their skin.
*Use SPF 30+ Broad Spectrum Sunscreen—from summer to winter, always wear a sunscreen that’s at least 30 SPF. Look for a broad spectrum sunscreen that prevents sunburn and protects against skin damage (UVA and UVB rays). Many sunscreens only protect against sunburn. Reapply every 2 hours at minimum. Sunscreens should also be reapplied after swimming, toweling off, or sweating.
*How Much Sunscreen to Apply—each person should be applying approximately 1 ounce of sunscreen prior to sun exposure (about the size of a shot glass full). If you’re planning on being in the sun for an extended amount of time, plan on using ¼ to ½ of an 8 ounce bottle.
*Wear a Hat & Sunglasses—protect your skin and eyes from the sun’s damaging rays by wearing protective clothing, sunglasses, and a hat.
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