Girl Scouts Learn Early
Protect Yourself from the Sun
Thanks to the Purple Promise Foundation girls at Girl Scout Camp learned some fun way how to protect themselves from the suns harmful rays.
The Girl Scout Sun Safety patch program offers the following tips:
- Encourage your children to play in the shade and avoid outdoor activities when the sun's rays are the strongest (10:00 am - 4:00pm).
- Always wear sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher.
- Reapply sunscreen frequently over all exposed skin, especially after swimming, perspiring, or drying off with a towel.
- Wear a hat with a 4 inch brim to protect areas often exposed to the sun such as the neck, ears, eyes, nose and scalp.
- Wear clothing to protect as much skin as possible and sun glasses that block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB radiation.
- Medication like antibiotics can increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun. Talk to your doctor about any medication your child takes and additional precautions they should take when outdoors.
(Source: American Cancer Society)
Posted: Jul 25, 2011
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