Summertime brings sunshine, and while the warm weather sure beats winter blizzards, the bright sun can also pose a hazard to your health. Sun safety isn’t merely a seasonal concern. But since most of us tend to spend more time in sunlight during the summer months, let’s look at a few important safety tips we should all be practicing.
It’s fun to spend time with the family playing beneath the warm summer sun, but skin damage, heatstroke, and skin cancer are all real threats we need to be aware of. Fortunately, protecting yourself doesn’t mean shunning the sun. The Environmental Working Group has some quick tips to help you enjoy the sunshine safely.
The American Academy of Dermatology reports wearing sunscreen can help prevent sunburn, slow premature aging, and reduce your risk of skin cancer. This is great news, especially since sunscreen is relatively easy to find at almost any store. Unfortunately, most of us aren’t using enough sunscreen for it to be effective. A dab on your nose won’t cut it. Learn the best way to apply sunscreen before your next trip to the beach.
It’s not just people who need to be careful in the sun. Summertime can also be hazardous for pets. We all know how dangerous it is to leave an animal in a car during the summer, but sun safety goes beyond rolling the windows down. Did you know you can get sunblock for your dog? This product is definitely handy if you’re bringing Fido to the beach. These sun-safety tips can help you make sure everyone in your family has a good summer.
Sunglasses are just as important as sunscreen when it comes to protection. Don’t believe us? Just check out these stylish animals who prove sunglasses really are the best accessory.
Stay cool out there, from the Law Office of Don E. McClure Jr.