School is out and summer is here! Many of us will find ourselves pool or beachside in the upcoming summer months. While outside, it’s important to remember your sunscreen! Don’t be shy. Slathering on sunscreen protects your skin from the damaging rays of the sun.
Here are some tips for ultimate sun protection:
If you are shopping for sunglasses, don’t forget to check the UV rating before purchasing that perfect pair. Make sure the lenses are 100% UVA and UVB, or UV400 protected. Everyone, children and adults alike, will benefit from wearing proper eye protection in the sun. Even when it is cloudy, wear those sunnies. The sun’s rays can pass through haze and clouds.
A wide-brimmed hat is a best and most fashionable choice this summer. It adds extra protection and gives you a better defense against rays that may penetrate above or around your sunglasses. Look for a hat with an effective UV rating to get the most protection.
Avoid peak hours
If you are super sensitive to sunlight, you may be at higher risk for sun damage. When possible, avoid sun exposure between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm. This is the time of day when UV rays are more aggressive. Although it is impossible to avoid sunlight and peak hours every day, make sure you always wear eye protection and use sunblock.
Sun is good for you, but too much can cause harm to your skin. Although vitamin D is necessary for a healthy body, the sun is not the sole source of this nutrient. Some of the best sources of Vitamin D can be found in a variety of foods and supplements. If you prefer to get your vitamin D in the great outdoors, remember, a little sun will go a long way!
Have a great summer! Just don’t forget your SPF, hats, and sunglasses! Omnibus Home Health Care provides our clients with the best in-home health care available. Our staff of highly skilled professionals offer quality care for your needs. We accept many insurance plans including: traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans, Medicaid HMO and private insurances plans. We will check benefit coverage on all insurance. This is not a guarantee of acceptance of coverage for our services. Acceptance is based on eligibility, medical necessity and the requirements of our company guidelines. For more information on insurance coverage call 409.724.7000 and visit our Facebook page for the latest information from our staff.
*The information given in this blog is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.