Don’t Fry-day is designated by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention as the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. So, for many, Memorial day weekend is the kick-off for the Summer season.
Don’t Fry-day Skin Cancer Guidelines
Since this day is designed to heighten awareness on skin cancer prevention; it is important to practice sun safety. When you’re in the sun and your skin turns red; chances are you already have damage to your skin. Due to many people not understanding the importance of protecting their skin; it is imperative to protect your skin from ultraviolet rays.
Not only can harmful rays impact your skin, but can also do damage to your eyes. In light of this being Skin Cancer Prevention Month, you should wear a SPF 30+ every time you leave your home. To read more about the harmful UVA/UVB rays; be sure to visit my Melanoma Monday May 6 2019 post.
Even if it isn’t sunny outside, it is important to protect your skin. From La Roche-Posay, this broad spectrum body and face sunscreen has an SPF 60+ and will protect your skin. To use, apply before going outside. In addition, you should reapply this lotion every two hours or after 80 minutes of sweating or swimming.
Another sunscreen that is essential is the Australian Gold Botanical sunscreen lotion with an SPF 70+. Not only is this water resistant; but it also has protection with a matte like finish. To use this sunscreen, you should apply this fifteen minutes before leaving your home and reapply every two hours. Also, if you’re exercising, swimming or sweaty; you should reapply this sooner.
What to Wear Memorial Day Weekend
When you’re outside in the sun, you can now look fashionable, while keeping your skin protected from harmful UVA/UVB rays. From Coolibar, this cute tunic dress is super comfortable and will keep you protected from ultraviolet rays.
Finally, before you hit the beach this weekend or anytime; make sure you follow sun safety tips to keep you and your loved ones sun-safe.
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