You don’t have to avoid sunlight completely, but too much sunlight can be harmful. Sun exposure adds up day after day and happens every time you are in the sun.
The American Cancer Society recommends simply staying in the shade to limit UV exposure, but if you are going to be in the sun, remember to “Slip!”, “Slop!”, “Slap!” and “Wrap!” to protect yourself from UV rays:
- Slip on a shirt
- Slop on sunscreen
- Slap on a hat
- Wrap on sunglasses to protect the eyes and sensitive skin around them
Sun safety is not just for vacation. Are you sun-safe every day? Take the American Cancer Society’s 9-question quiz and find out.
Visit the American Cancer Society’s Sun Safety pages for more information on UV rays and how to be careful in the sun.