Safety Tips for the Summer Sun

Safety Tips for the Summer Sun

Lather up on these tips to keep summer sunburn at bay!

Summer is the perfect opportunity to hit the beach, go on a hike, and enjoy the sunshine with friends and family. Before you lie out poolside, you’ll want to make sure that your skin is primed and ready for sunlight exposure – especially from the Californian sun! To help, we’ve put together a few safety tips for the summer.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States – but you can take steps to minimize your risk. Take a few minutes to review these tips before heading out into the summer sun, then go out and have fun!

Summer sun safety:

  • Stay in the shade when possible, especially during the midday hours when the sun is at its strongest.
  • Wear hats with wide brims to shield your face, ears, and neck.
  • Wear sunglasses with protection from both UVA and UVB rays.
  • Drink plenty of water to compensate from sweating in the heat.
  • Select clothes made with a tight weave as they protect better than clothes with a loose weave.
  • Wear sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher).
  • If you do burn, stay in the shade or indoors and generously apply aloe vera gel!

Sunscreen:

  • Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going outside.
  • Apply liberally and smooth it into your skin for maximum protection.
  • Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. Children and babies should use a higher SPF.
  • Sunscreen loses its effectiveness over time, so discard bottles after 1-2 years.
  • Reapply every two hours, or after getting wet or sweating heavily.

From Chambers & Company Insurance Brokers, we hope that these safety tips for the summer help you enjoy the season burn-free! For all of your insurance needs, don’t forget to give us a call to get started.

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