“The sun can be extremely damaging to a person’s health, resulting in painful burns, sun damage and in some cases, skin cancer,”

In addition to immediate pain, overexposure to sunlight, sun damage and burns can heighten the risk for developing skin cancer.

Some tips for avoiding sunburn or side effects linked to sun exposure are:
  • Avoid Sunbathing.
  • Avoid tanning parlors.
  • Wear a hat that shields your face from the sun.
  • Limit your sun exposure. The sun is hottest and strongest between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 15 or greater.
  • Wear sunglasses that are UV rated.
  • Choose cosmetics, moisturizing creams and lotions that contain sunscreen.
  • Protect your lips with products that have a sun protection factor of 15 or greater.
Source: Kentucky Department Of Health