Damage to the skin caused by the sun, grilling accidents, fireworks, and campfires is all too common this time of year. Here are some simple precautions to take so you can celebrate safely.
- Wear sunscreen that is at least SPF30 and reapply throughout the day.
- Avoid spending prolonged amounts of time in direct sunlight. The sun’s UV rays are strongest between 10 am and 4 pm. Seek shade and wear sun-protective clothing.
- Burns don’t come just from the sun! Keep a safe distance from any fireworks being lit by others. If you use hand sanitizer frequently, let it dry completely before lighting any fireworks yourself.
Have a safe and happy Independence Day!