Sun Safety Tips


Summer is coming! It is important that we protect our body from overheat and sunburn while engaging in outdoor fun. Overexposure to the sun can cause problems such as eye damage, sunburn, premature aging of the skin, skin cancer, and heatstroke. Here are some tips on how to protect yourself from the damaging effects of the sun:


  1. Minimize outdoor activities between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. when ultra-violet (UV) rays are most intense.
  2. Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before exposure to the sun with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15. Remember to apply on the back of the neck, arms, legs and behind the knees.
  3. Wear sunglasses with UV absorption of at least 90 percent.
  4. Drink water frequently to keep your body from overheating.
  5. Wear a hat, lightweight and light colored clothing.