The National Council on skin cancer prevention recognizes May 25th , the Friday before Memorial Day as â€œDonâ€™t Fry Dayâ€ in an effort to highlight sun safety. Weâ€™re passing along our Top 10 sun safety tips and wishing you the very best, most memorable, non-skin-threathening holiday possible.
- Donâ€™t purposely tan or burn skin.
- Seek shade frequently.
- Avoid direct lenghtly sun exposure between peak sun hours of 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
- Wear sun protective clothing, sunglasses and a wide brimmed hat.
- Choose broad spectrum, naturally based sunscreen with SPF value of 15 â€“ 45.
- Generously apply sunscreen to all exposed areas of skin.
- Miss a spot? Ears, back of knees, top of feet, neck and lips are often overlooked.
- Reapply sunscreen every two hours and more often if sweating or in water.
- Be extra cautious near reflective surfaces such as water. Water increases UV exposure by 25%.
- Sharing is caring. Pass the sunscreen to family members and friends.
To learn more about Donâ€™t Fry Day visit SkinCancer Prevention.Org.Image source: The Colorful Past