Enjoy the 4th with family and friends! Keep each other safe in the sun by reminding each other to reapply sunscreen or seek shade.

The Fourth of July is here! Time to get together with friends and family to celebrate our independence with fun, food and the outdoors! We are FREE to show off our patriotism by decorating cupcakes, our homes, and ourselves with red, white and blue flair. We are also FREE to choose how we protect ourselves from sun damage and possible sunburn as we spend many hours having fun in the sun.  Below are some easy tips (in pictures) to keep in mind for the holiday and everyday after.

1. Drink lots of water! Nourishing your body with fluids will help it to naturally keep you cool in very hot climates. If you experience headaches, nausea, or dizziness, you may be suffering from heat exhaustion, and should seek medical attention.

Remember to stay hydrated! By drinking plenty of fluids to help your body stay cool.

2. Seek the shade and wear a wide-brimmed hat! The shade will make any hot day feel a bit cooler. Encourage children to play in the shade and don’t be afraid to join them. Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect the parts of your body that are the most delicate and prone to sunburn; your face, neck, and ears. You don’t have to turn your back on the sun completely–just plan your activities to take place early in the morning or later in the afternoon when the sun’s UV rays are not the strongest.

The sun’s UV rays are at their peak during the hours of 10am and 4pm. Stay cool and protect your skin from sun damage by seeking the shade. Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face, neck and ears. This little guy has the right idea.

3. Relax without worry-free! Holiday planning can be stressful, but once the party starts–just relax and enjoy yourself. Take the proper safety precautions and your holiday will go smoothly. Keep children away from fireworks and make sure they always wear a life jacket when in or near big bodies of water.

It’s a holiday! Relax and enjoy it, but remember to do it safely.

 

4.Cover-up! Wear UV protective sunwear and clothing to avoid unwanted sunburn and damage.  UV Skinz sunwear provides 50+ UPF protection all day, wet or dry. It’s an easy and very effective choice for babies, children and adults. Wear sunglasses because believe it or not your eyes can become sunburned.

Tell ‘sun damage’ and ‘sunburn’ to hit the road! Wear UV protective sunwear and enjoy the sun worry-free! Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, especially if you have light-colored eyes.

5. Generously Apply Sunscreen to all exposed skin using a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15 that provides broad-spectrum protection from both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays.  Re-apply every two hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating.

Apply sunscreen every two hours or less depending on your activity.