With outdoor activities in mind, how are you protecting your skin? We know outside activities are healthy for us and we also know that spending time in the sun increases the risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States. It also causes early skin aging for all skin types and ethnicities.

 

Outdoor Sun Tips

Be Safe in the Sun -  Celebrates Sun Safety

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV)
rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause
wrinkles and blotches or spots on your skin.

You can take steps today to protect your skin:
• Stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
• Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher.
• Cover up with long sleeves and a hat.
• Check your skin once a month for changes.

• Protect Your Skin from the Sun
(http://www.healthfinder.gov/HealthTopics/Category/parenting/safety/protectyour-
skin-from-the-sun)

• Skin Cancer Risk Tool (http://www.cancer.gov/melanomarisktool/)

• UV Index (http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/uvindex.html)

 

Want to learn more about skin cancer? Check out this short presentation from
               Medline Plus: http://1.usa.gov/l9Fvbl