ENJOY THE SUMMER
be safe in the sun!
Summer is not only fun, prolonged exposure to the sun without protection entails many risks.
The best ways to lower the risk of skin cancer are to avoid long exposure to intense sunlight
and practice sun safety. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts
for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. More than 3.5 million cases
of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in this country each year.
Here are some ways to be sun safe:
Avoid exposure to strong sunlight (between 11 am and 16:30)
Wear sunglasses that provide effective protection
Always use a suitable sunscreen to your skin and apply it 30 minutes before sun exposure so it has time to penetrate the skin
Reapply the protector during the day, especially after going to the water
Do not wear perfume, shaving lotion or cosmetics containing alcohol that make the skin more sensitive to sunlight
Drink fluids often as they help hydrate your body and skin