This month we focus on UV Safety Awareness. This is the height of summer, and lots of activities are outside in the sunshine….awesome! However, it is important to know the risks that are associated with prolonged exposure to the harmful UV rays emitted from the sun. These rays are detrimental to our skin and eyes and can cause wrinkles, skin cancer, cataracts, and even vision loss.
The sun is not our enemy, and our body does benefit from limited and safe exposure to it. There are protective measures to practice while enjoying yourself outside. Apply, and reapply a broad-spectrum sunscreen (at least 30spf). Wear a hat and sunglasses, even a light layer of protective clothing. Avoid the sun entirely during the peak hours of 10 am to 4 pm.
Of course, if you notice any changes in your skin or vision, you should get examined by a dermatologist or ophthalmologist.
As always, if you or a loved one is in need of home healthcare, please reach out to our staff for a consultation.