UV rays and sun exposure can cause skin damage over time; it is also linked to skin cancer. It’s always important to protect your skin and eyes when in the sun. If you are going to be spending time outdoors this summer, be sure to wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your scalp, ears and face, sunglasses to protect your eyes and dark colored clothing (UV rays can go through light colored clothing) .
Don’t forget to always wear sunscreen when outdoors! Remember to apply sunscreen with a SPF of thirty or higher, apply before going outside and continue to re-apply throughout the day.
What does SPF’s mean—15 SPF protects against 93 percent of UV rays, 30 SPF protects against 97 percent of UV rays and 50 SPF or higher protects against 99 percent.