Every summer we happily welcome the warm weather and sunshine the season brings, but ensuring you and your loved ones are safe in the sun should be a top priority for everyone.
More people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the United States each year than all other cancers combined, with 1 in 5 Americans developing skin cancer by age 70. In fact, a person’s risk for melanoma doubles if he or she has had more than five sunburns.
To stay protected, apply a golf-ball sized portion of a broad-spectrum sunscreen at least 15 minutes before going out in the sun, and re-apply every two hours or immediately after swimming, sweating, or towel drying. In addition to sunscreen, you should wear protective clothing like a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
It is important to incorporate sun protection into your routine year-round, and the Fourth of July serves as a timely reminder to practice sun safety so you and your family can enjoy worry-free fun outdoors all summer long!
Christina Saikus, Senior Brand Manager, Banana Boat Sunscreen, [email protected]