Summer is right around the corner; with it comes light, heat, an uplift in spirit and the looming threat of the sun’s harsh rays. Not only does too much sun cause physical damage (such as wrinkles, leathering, and sunspots), it also significantly increases the chances of developing skin cancer. As skin cancer has been increasingly on the rise in the past several years, prevention and protection are easily the best precautionary measures to take.
While basking in the sun may feel incredible, taking in too much of it is incredibly damaging to the skin. During the hours of 10 am and 4 pm the sun’s ultraviolet rays (UVR) reach their peak strength, this is the time when it is most critical to seek shade as much as possible. If outside, trees or an outdoor tent, pavilion or gazebo are all great options to find shelter. Carrying an umbrella is also an excellent option.