Block The Rays For Sun Safety Week!
Whether you’re gearing up for that annual family summer vacation or just planning on spending the summer in your backyard, one thing remains the same—the sun! This week is National Sun Safety Week, a week-long reminder of just how harmful (and painful for those of you who’ve ever had a bad burn!) the sun’s rays can be. Did you know that, on average, one person dies EVERY hour from skin cancer in America? But at the same time, skin cancer is recognized as one of the most preventable types of cancer.
So how can you protect yourself and your family while still having fun and staying active this summer? It’s easy! Just follow these tips from the Academy of Dermatology:
- Use SPF 15 (or higher) sunscreen daily, and reapply often because even waterproof sunscreen can fade during swimming, sweating, or towel drying
- Wear a hat and sunglasses to best protect your face and eyes from UV rays
- Don’t use tanning beds, opt for sunless tanners instead!
- Cloudy doesn’t mean risk-free–you can still burn just as easily
Do you have any tips of your own for sun safety? And be sure to tell us what fun plans you have in store for this summer when you’re on vacation from work and your scrubs!
I meditated on the ride into work one day…. and that’s saying allot. For me to stay focused on one thing and not be “monkey brained” as usual was a huge accomplishment. Anyway I was praying that everything would go smooth and that my patients would feel at ease and that every procedure would go well. I know… that’s asking allot, buy hey… I’m gonna shoot for the stars. I even asked to win the lottery, but that hasn’t happened yet…bummer. One out of 2 ain’t bad. I know some of you out there don’t believe, but I tell you with 100% certainty, it was an amazingly easy day. The schedule ran on time, it didn’t bottle neck at 5 p.m., like it usually does….. awesome! The patients were in good spirits. Usually it’s a pretty negative and anxious environment…. kick a**! And the procedures performed like textbook demonstrations. Lottery here I come!
The tanning salons encourage young adults and teen to do excessive
tanning. They think that they look healthy. They cause damage to their skin now that will come back to haunt them later. Young people should be discouraged from tanning, it is as bad as smoking.