By Mary Ircink, parish nurse
Are you ready for Summer Sun?
While studies show that bright sunshine is important for vitamin D levels and our emotional health, we have to remember to stay safe in the sun.
The time of day between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. is the time the sun is the most dangerous.
Skin damage begins as soon as you go outside whether you are in bright sunshine or cloudy and cold wintry days.
It is recommended to use sunscreen with a SPF of 15 or more and liberally apply at least 30 minutes prior to sun exposure. Keeping sunscreen lotion or spray in your bathroom and applying it daily during your morning routine can become a habit of skin care.
Remember to reapply lotion or spray throughout the day! Keeping a tube or spray container at your desk or in your purse is a convenient reminder.
Don’t forget to apply to the tops of your ears and head!
Have a fun and safe summer!