In the past, I’ve not been very careful about taking care of my skin. Rarely would I apply sunscreen – although I diligently apply it on my children. I’ll admit, it’s not the smartest thing I’ve ever done. I have extremely fair skin. I’m a natural auburn, so I’ve always burned in any sun.
The following graphic explains what kind of protection you need in the UV ratings.
*Sun Protection Measures. Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: 1) Limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 2) Wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses
I happened to check the UV Index for my hometown, yikes!
· According to results of an Australian survey, parents who use sunscreen while outdoors with their children, increased the odds of their children practicing sun-smart behaviors.
· Sunscreen is still critical even at school. Last month, a Houston elementary school boy arrived home with severe sunburns leaving his mother outraged and a school investigation underway.
Have fun in the sun this summer, but keep your skin protected. Do it for yourself, do it for your kids.
*Sky received the above mentioned items to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are her own.*