Summer Sun Safety

posted on Saturday, June 1, 2019 in  Parent Newsletter

Did you know that the UV rays from the sun could damage skin in less than 15 minutes? Please talk with your student about ways to protect their skin.

  1. Shade: You can decrease damage to your skin by finding shade under a tree, umbrella, or other shelter.

  2. Clothing: Wearing long sleeve shirts and long pants offers some protection from UV rays, but this can be difficult when it is 90 degrees outside. Try clothing that is certified under international standards with UV protection. Darker clothing is best.

  3. Hat: Wearing a hat decreases the UV rays that come in contact with your scalp. Hats with a brim all around your head offer the best protection to your head, face, ears, and neck.

  4. Sunglasses: Protect your eyes from UV rays and decrease the chance for cataracts. Sunglasses help protect the skin around our eyes, which is tender, and can easily be damaged by UV rays.

  5. Sunscreen: Use sunscreen that is SPF 15 or higher. Use sunscreen even on cloudy days. Reapply sunscreen often while outside — every 2 hours or more often if swimming, sweating, or toweling off. Use make-up and lip balms that offer SPF protection.

Combining all these safety measures will ensure the best protection against the sun’s UV rays.


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