The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Declares the Friday before Memorial Day, May 25, 2012 is “Don’t Fry Day” To Encourage Sun Safety Awareness
With continually increasing rates of skin cancer it is very important to remember to protect your child’s skin this summer.
Remember these ways to not let your kids “fry” this summer.
- Wear sunscreen. Wear sunscreen. Wear sunscreen. Can I say that again? WEAR SUNSCREEN. This is an easy way to protect your child’s skin. Make sure to apply frequently.
- Put on a hat and cover up with clothes. Hats and clothes are often even more effective then sunscreen because it doesn’t rub off, it’s not messy, and you have less “missed spots”.
- Provide areas of shade. Find a tree, bring an umbrella, and take advantage of lower UV rays before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.
- Be an example and protect yourself. If you don’t wear sunscreen, your kids won’t see the point in wearing sunscreen either, so take these tips and apply them to yourself to show your kids the best way to protect their skin.