Sun Safety Guide

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The sun is shining... it’s time to hit the beach. 

Spending the day at the beach should be a relaxing getaway, not a headache. We all need vitamin D, but it doesn’t take that long for people to get their daily value when they’re spending a day in the sun. Lengthy and repeated exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause a multitude of problems, so it’s important to take the proper precautions. Here are some of our suggestions on how to prepare for a day in the sun: 

1. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen 

Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher, depending on your sensitivity to sunlight, even if it is cloudy. Broad spectrum sunscreens protect your body from UVA and UVB. We carry a variety of sun screen lotions varying in SPF, for people of all ages.

 
2.  Apply sunscreen liberally 

Apply sunscreen liberally to all uncovered skin, taking extra care to apply to the nose, ears, neck, hands, feet, and lips (but avoid putting it inside your eyes or mouth). 


3. REAPPLY EVERY 2 HOURS  

Make sure you reapply every two hours, more often if you’re taking a dip in the water or if you’re breaking a sweat. 


4. There is no such thing as waterproof sunscreen

Sunscreen can be water resistant but it is important to remember that there is no such thing as waterproof sunscreen, so reapplying is necessary.


5. PROTECT YOUR HEAD

 If you don’t have much hair on your head, apply sunscreen, or wear a hat.  No matter your sport, or even if you’re just hitting the beach.  Don one of the seasons hits, and protect yourself, in style.

6. DON'T FORGET YOUR SUNGLASSES

Sunglasses are about more than just style. Make sure your lenses have a 100% UVA/UVB rating to get the most UV protection for your eyes  Block out those harmful rays while looking like a boss.  The latest and greatest shades are available, so get them while it’s hot!

7. WEAR SUN PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

No sunscreen completely blocks UV radiation, so you should also wear sun-protective clothing to cover skin that’s exposed to the sun.  Paragon has a large selection of UV protective clothing to keep you covered, whether if you’re going for a hike, or sitting by the pool.

8. FIND SOME SHADE

It’s important to take breaks in the shade, so grab that beach umbrella and relax in the shade every so often when you’re out in the sun for an extended period of time.  Even if you’re just taking a stroll, UV rays don’t hide even through clouds, so be prepared.  Rain or shine, we’ve got you protected.

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