Always Use Protection!

Protection from ultraviolet (UV) radiation is important all year round, not just during the summer or at the beach. UV rays from the sun can reach you on cloudy and hazy days, as well as bright and sunny days. UV rays also reflect off of surfaces like water, cement, sand, and snow. Indoor tanning (using a tanning bed, booth, or sunlamp to get a tan) exposes users to UV radiation. UV rays from sunlight are the greatest during the late spring and early summer. UV rays can have harmful effects on your skin but they can also cause your hair to dry out and your hair colour to fade!

So how can you make sure you are staying protected this summer?

Best ways to for protect from UV radiation:

More tips!

  • Stay in the shade, especially during midday hours.
  • Wear clothing that covers your arms and legs.
  • Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade your face, head, ears, and neck.
  • Wear sunglasses that wrap around and block both UVA and UVB rays

And remember…always use protection and enjoy the sun!