The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention declares today (the Friday before Memorial Day) as "Don't Fry Day." This day is to encourage sun safety awareness throughout the world.
"To help reduce rising rates of skin cancer from overexposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors."
They recommend these top sun safety tips:
- Do Not Burn or Tan
- Seek Shade
- Wear Sun-Protective Clothing
- Generously Apply Sunscreen
- Use Extra Caution Near Water, Snow, and Sand
- Get Vitamin D Safely
Read more on the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention website here & have a sun safe weekend ahead!
Credit: National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention
It's officially summer! During these warm months ahead, it is extremely important to protect your skin.
Here are our top five tips in order to prevent a sunburn:
1. Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun's rays are strongest.
2. Wait 20-30 minutes after applying your sunscreen before going outside.
3. Reapply with the help from our UV Wristbands and Stickers.
4. Wear a hat, UPF clothing and protective eye wear.
5. 1 ounce (enough to fill a shot glass) is the recommended amount of sunscreen you should be applying on your body – depending on your body size.
Which sun safety tips will you be following this summer? Share below!