July is National UV Safety Month

“Protecting Your Skin and Eyes” – 4 Tips

Here are a few tips to help protect your skin and eyes from sun damage this summer.

COVER UP: Wear a hat, sunglasses, long-sleeved shirts and pants when possible.

SHADE: Try to stay in shady areas when possible during the hours of 10am – 4pm.

SUNSCREEN: Use sunscreen with at least an SPF of 15 that protects again UV-A and UV-B rays.

PROPER SUNSCREEN USAGE: Apply at least one ounce of sunscreen every two hours or more if sweating or in the water.

For more information on UV safety check out

https://www.va.gov/QUALITYOFCARE/education/UV_Safety_Awareness_Month.asp