The Friday before Memorial Day has been declared “Don’t Fry Day” by the National Council on Skincare Prevention. The annual initiative takes place on May 28, 2021, and encourages “sun safety awareness.” If you’ve been meaning to learn more about taking better care of your skin outdoors, today is the day to prepare for the important event.
Things You Can Do Right Away to Start Taking Better Care of Your Skin and Eyes
The skin is the largest organ that you have and is the only one found outside your body. It protects many things but does require extra attention when spending time outdoors in direct sunlight. To help you develop better habits concerning skincare protection and “sun safety awareness,” we’ve shared some of our favorite tips for you to practice below.
“Slip, Slop, Slap & Wrap” is the slogan used by the National Council on Skincare Prevention. It recommends that you “Slip on a shirt, Slop on sunscreen, Slap on a hat, and Wrap on sunglasses whenever you go outdoors.” Taking the time to protect your delicate skin can be worth the effort. Having a long-sleeved, lightweight shirt, kimono, or swimsuit cover-up packed in a bag along with your sunscreen ensures that you have head-to-toe protection, thanks to the hat and sunglasses that you’re already wearing.
Protect your eyes from the sun’s UV rays by investing in wraparound sunglasses with polycarbonate or Trivex® lenses. It’s especially important to own this type of eyewear if you have a job where eye protection is required or if you play sports that require that you to spend time outdoors in the sun. The lenses are best because they can handle the greatest amount of impact if they were struck by a hard object.
There is no need to wait until the end of the month to start practicing better skincare habits. You can change your ways today and benefit from your heightened awareness today. Protecting your skin is easy. With the right amount of action, you can enjoy spending time in direct sunlight without paying for the long-term consequences of doing so.
Learn More About the National Council on Skincare Prevention Online
Taking good care of yourself is imperative to your overall health and well-being. Adopting better habits when it comes to skincare prevention helps you avoid skin conditions while enjoying being outdoors and in the warmth of the sun. To learn more about the yearly event, Dr. Ahmadinia and Dr. Dauphin strongly encourage you to visit us for more information today.