Summer Sun Safety Tips


Spending time outside is a great way to be physically active, reduce stress, and get vitamin D. You can work and play outside without raising your skin cancer risk by protecting your skin from the sun.

How to protect your skin from the sun?

  • Staying in the shade under an umbrella, tree, or other shelter.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants and skirts, which can provide protection from UV rays. If wearing this type of clothing isn’t practical, try to wear a T-shirt or a beach cover-up. 
  • Wear a hat that has a brim all the way around that shades your face, ears, and the back of your neck. 
  • Sunglasses protect your eyes from UV rays and reduce the risk of cataracts.
  • Put on broad spectrum sunscreen that filters out both UVA and UVB rays and has an SPF of 15 or higher before you go outside. However, sunscreen is not recommended for babies who are 6 months old or younger.
  • Remember to reapply sunscreen if outside more than 2 hours and after swimming, sweating, or toweling off.