Today is Sun Screen Awareness Day.
Liz knew. Liz has always known. Because her skin is so fair that she gets a sunburn after only a few minutes in the sun - sunny days, cloudy days, summer, winter, spring, fall. It would be hard for anyone to be more conscientious about sun screen than Liz is. She carries it - year round - in her purse and uses it frequently. Not just on sunny days, but every day.
Ultraviolet rays from the sun pose a risk to your health. Overexposure to the sun can cause sun burn. Long time exposure can cause skin cancer and sunspots on your skin as well as premature aging of your skin.
Doctors recommend using sun screen with a Skin Protection factor (SPF) of 15 or more and reapplying frequently. Liz uses 50 or higher. All year long.
Even on cloudy days. You also want to be sure that your sun screen provides protection from UVA and UVB rays.
So please cover your skin this summer!