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The Best New Ways To Practice Sun Safety

Posted on: August 14th, 2013 by Quik Shade No Comments


When summer rolls around, it seems that everyone is suddenly concerned with sun protection. The truth is that sun safety should be on everyone’s minds year round. Even during the winter or on overcast days, we are still susceptible to harmful UV rays that cause skin damage and increase our risk of skin cancer.

It’s important to establish a skin care routine that includes wearing a high spf sunblock or moisturizer every day. This is an especially important practice for those who have fair or sensitive skin, or a history of skin cancer.

There are some other products out there that help with sun protection too.

Here’s an overview of some of the best

UV Protective Clothing.

When you have kids, sun safety is an especially big concern. It can be a challenge to keep sunscreen on your kids when they’re out swimming, playing, or somewhere where you can’t always be reapplying their sunblock. There are now clothing and swimwear lines that are offering UV protection built right into the fabric your kids are wearing.

This is especially helpful for kids spending time at the beach or swimming pool, where applying sunblock is the biggest challenge. The swimwear is available for kids of all ages, ranging from infants to teenagers. The UV protective clothing looks fashionable too. You can still get your kid the swimsuit they want without skimping on style.

Shade Canopies.

For any type of outdoor gathering, it’s a good idea to have some sort of portable shade canopy. You’ll see these at almost any outdoor festival, market, or party because they provide a cool, well ventilated space for people to congregate under. These canopies are made from sturdy steel frame construction that can withstand any type of weather, ranging from high wind to rain.

Heavy duty canvas blocks harmful UV rays while still allowing cool air to circulate. Shade canopies come in so many styles and sizes, you’ll be able to easily find the one that’s right for your occasion. And you don’t even need to have an occasion planned to own a canopy. They’re great to have on hand for hot days in the backyard, a trip to the beach, or camping in the mountains. Setting up and transporting is so easy too.

New Ways To Apply Sunscreen.

You don’t have to wear heavy, greasy sunscreen to stay protected. There are now alternatives to the white, sticky stuff that has been around for decades. This is great news for those who are easily prone to breakouts or who struggle to get sunscreen on their kids. Lighter, sprayable oil-free sunscreen is a great choice for having the same strong coverage without the heavy, greasy feeling. Parents love these spray sunscreens because they are easier to apply with less mess.

Sunscreen for the scalp is also available for this notoriously easy to miss area. Having a burnt scalp is one of the most painful sunburns and something we’ve all experienced. The delicate skin on our heads and even our hair can be damaged by too much exposure to the sun. Lips can also be protected by wearing a lip balm containing a high spf.

Following these steps should ensure a healthy, enjoyable summer experience for the whole family. Remember to stay safe and stay hydrated too. It can be easy to forget when you’re out there having so much fun.

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