Love the Skin You’re In

Summer is a time for the beach, hot weather, and plenty of sun.  Because summer involves many outdoor activities, it is an especially important time to protect your skin against the damaging rays of the sun. Skin cancer is the most common of all the cancers. Many cases are caused by unprotected ultraviolet radiation exposure. Often times skin cancer can be avoided by following skin safety guidelines:

  • Cover up your skin with long shirts, pants, or a hat when in the sun
  • Wear sunglasses that block UV rays
  • Find shade if you’re in the sun for a long period of time
  • Limit your exposure to the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., which is when UV rays are the strongest
  • Use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher

Source: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/COM/content/div_OH/COM_1_1x_2007_Skin_Cancer_Awareness.asp

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