Monday, March 30, 2009

More Sun Safety Tips!!

Sun Safety Tips
It's natural to enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities! Baby Banz, Inc. encourages you to be safe by following these sun-safety tips year-round to help prevent serious skin damage—and possibly skin cancer—later!

* Keep in mind the sun is strongest between 10 am and 4 pm.
* Wear clothing that's dark and tightly woven, includingUV protective swimwear .
* Wear a wide-brimmed sun hatand sunglasses.
* Remember that UV rays bounce off sand, snow, concrete, and water.
* Do not use sun tanning beds.
* Keep very young children (6 months or less) out of the sun.
* Sunscreensneed to be applied liberally and evenly over all exposed areas.
* Apply a sunscreenwith a SPF of 15 or higher whenever you're outdoors. To achieve adequate UV protection you should use products that provide broad spectrum protection, which means protection against both UVB and UVA rays. For broad spectrum protection, look for products that provide an SPF of at least 15 and contain ingredients like Avobenzone (Parsol 1789) or zinc oxide.
* For children, Baby Banz recommends sunscreenwith an SPF 30 or higher.
* Apply sunscreenbefore going outdoors and reapply often.
* Reapply sunscreen after swimming, perspiring, and toweling off.
* Provide complete sunscreencoverage for your skin (including neck, ears and lips!).
* For people with thin or thinning hair, apply sunscreento the scalp as well.
* And remember - stay in the shade whenever possible!