Sun Protection

Author: Sarah Marshall H.BSc CPT
Ways to Protect Yourself

Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15.

Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours when outdoors, even on cloudy days.

Wear protective, tightly woven clothing, such as a long-sleeved shirt and pants.

Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses when outdoors.

Stay in the shade whenever possible.

Avoid reflective surfaces, which can reflect up to 85% of the sun?s damaging rays.

Protect children. Minimize sun exposure and apply sunscreen to children aged 6 months and older.

No shadow?seek the shade! If your shadow is shorter than you are, you?re likely to sunburn. Avoid tanning beds.

The sun?s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.