As many celebrated the first days of summer outside, it’s important to remember do so safely. Here are some simple reminders to protect your family from sunburns that can have immediate as well as long-lasting effects.
- Not all summer days involve hours in the sun. Remember that even if you are running errands, you should dress yourself and your kids in clothing that is cool, comfortable, and covers the body.
- Don’t forget the hats! A hat with a 3-inch brim to shield the ears, face and back of the neck is best!
- Sunglasses are surprisingly helpful to protect you from the sun. Look for sunglasses that that have at least 99% UV protection. These are sold in many stores for adults as well as kids!
- Timing is a big factor in sun protection. Between 10 AM – 4 PM is when the UV rays are strongest. If you are enjoying the sun during this time, remember to apply sunscreen.