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Have a Sun Safe and Happy 4th of July!

July is UV Safety month, and if your celebrations have you outside in the sun, follow these tips from Healthfinder.gov to protect your skin:

The best way to prevent skin cancer is to protect your skin from the sun.

  • Stay in the shade as much as possible between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher.
  • Cover up with long sleeves, a hat, and sunglasses.
  • Put sunscreen on before you leave the house

Why do I need to protect my skin from the sun?
Protect your skin from the sun today to help prevent skin cancer later in life. Most skin cancer appears after age 50, but damage from the sun can start during childhood.

Staying out of the sun and using sunscreen can also help prevent:

  • Wrinkles
  • Blotches or spots on your skin
  • Other damage caused by the sun