5 Steps of Sun Safety

Jul 20
Who doesn't love getting outside and taking advantage of the sun and beautiful weather in the summer? The sun is not only a great mood booster, but can also provide us with essential Vitamin D! Unfortunately, too much sun exposure can be dangerous to our health. 

We've compiled a list of the 5 essential steps for staying safe while you and your family are enjoying the sunshine this summer:

Cover Up - If it is understandably sweltering, wearing clothing can be difficult, but when possible covering up can help protect against UV rays, particularly in young children and babies. Hats are also a great way to cover up your head and face - and keep you cool!

Shade - While it is tempting to soak up the sun, seeking shade under an umbrella, tree, or shelter can help reduce harmful exposure to UV rays. 

Sunscreen - Sunny, partly cloudy, no matter what level of sunshine, it's important to apply sunscreen. And don't forget to reapply when you're spending a lot of time outside and in the water. 

Hydrate - When you're out in the sun and heat, it is critical to keep hydrated by drinking lots of water!

Shades - Your skin isn't the only think that needs protection from the sun, wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from UVA and UVB rays. 

We've created this handy infographic for you to remind you of the 5 key steps for staying safe in the sun:



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