Parents, Take Note! Sun Protection is Important

Written by E Kennedy on January 20, 2011

The American Cancer Society recommends avoiding sunburn during childhood and adolescence, which can be an important way to reduce the risk of skin cancer later in life.

Sunscreen is not recommended for children less than 6 months old, so keeping infants in the shade and protecting them with clothing will help them get a good start on life. And when outdoors, get protection from the sun rays by sitting under a JoeShade, portable sun shade umbrella!

Protecting Your Skin from the Sun with UV Umbrella!

The American Cancer Society recommends –

  1. Slip on a shirt. Choose shirts and pants to protect as much skin as possible.
  2. Slop on sunscreen. Choose a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher.
  3. Slap on a hat. Choose a hat that shades the face, neck and ears.
  4. Wrap on sunglasses. Protect your eyes from UV rays.
  5. Limit sun exposure. Stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the UV rays are strongest.

Protect Yourself from Harmful UV Rays!

And for additional sun shade protection, sit under one an umbrella lined with UVA and UVB sun blocking fabric.

As stated by the American Cancer Society:

It’s not just a beach thing! Sun exposure adds up day after day. It happens whenever you’re outdoors: gardening, sailing, skiing, fishing, hiking, and simply walking to and from the car. Sunlight reflects off water, sand, concrete, boat decks, and snow. It also reaches below the water’s surface. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are present even on cloudy days.

Everyone is at risk for skin cancer, whatever their skin color. Everyone needs to protect themselves from the sun.  What sun solutions will you be using this summer?

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