The Friday before Memorial Day weekend is also known as DON'T FRY DAY.

Your skin is your largest organ and it needs your help to be healthy.  Remember that tanning is your skin trying like crazy to protect itself from the harmful and blistering rays of the sun.  Follow these guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection to keep your skin healthy.  Want a natural glow in your skin?  Exercise (with sunscreen if exercising outside).  

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays causes most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer. To lower your skin cancer risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning.

Show us your #SunSafeSelfie!

Join the conversation to raise awareness about the benefits of sun protection! Take a photograph of yourself using sun protection and share it on social media with the hashtag #SunSafeSelfie. See our photo gallery!

Plan your sun protection using these tips—

  • Seek shade, especially during late morning through mid-afternoon.
  • Wear clothing that covers your arms and legs.
  • Wear a hat with a wide brim that shades your face, head, ears, and neck.
  • Wear sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays.
  • Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher and both UVA and UVB (broad spectrum) protection.
  • Remember to reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours and after swimming, sweating, or toweling off.

For more information, please visit the CDC website on Skin Cancer Awareness.

 

CCHD wishes you a happy, healthy Memorial Day Weekend and unofficial start of the Summer. And extends gratitude to all who lost their lives in service to our country.