Friday, June 21, 2013

Here Comes the Sun - Skin Cancer Prevention Starts Now

Anyone who spends time outdoors in the sun needs to take important steps to prevent skin cancer. Those who must work outside during 10 am to 4 pm, when the sun is highest in the sky, must be especially careful. Even when the sky is cloudy, you can sustain sunburn. An umbrella will not protect you against damaging rays that reflect off the sand, ocean, or concrete. So to protect yourself: 
  • always wear sunscreen with at least SPF 15
  • wear a hat with a brim of at least three inches
  • wear light clothing with a close weave that doesn’t allow sunlight to pass through
  • minimize sun exposure between 10 am and 4 pm if you can
  • wear UV-blocking sunglasses
  • take breaks out of the sun
  • stay hydrated