Friday, May 24, 2013

Happy "Don't Fry Day"

On Monday, it was 60-some degrees. On Tuesday, I wore sandals to work, *thinking* that things would stay relatively the same, but by lunchtime, it was monsooning. By the time I left work, I was freezing, so I played the pity card and asked my boyfriend to come pick me up. This week sure doesn't feel like spring, but since I know summer is coming, I encourage you to observe national "Don't Fry Day."

The purpose of Don't Fry Day is simple: to remind folks to protect their skin when they're spending time outdoors. According to the American Cancer Society, one person dies from skin cancer every hour. Sunscreen, of course, is helping in preventing UV damage--but there's more to sun safety than just stocking up on SPF. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention provides the following tips:
  • Do not purposefully try to burn or tan
  • Seek shade when possible
  • Wear sun-protective clothing (try Coolibar)
  • Generously apply sunscreen
  • Use extra caution near water, snow, and sand
  • Get Vitamin D from a bottle, not a bed

16 comments:

  1. All good sense and great tips, hope lots of people are reading.
    That photo Katie is terrifying.
    Happy weekend.
    x

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