Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Protect Your Skin While in Your Garden

There are many positives in gardening, but we must think of the dangers associated with spending too much time in the sun unprotected. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Be sure to follow these simple suggestions below each time you spend time in your garden.
  • Limit sun exposure to early morning or late afternoon
  • Make sure you wear proper protection with a wide brim hat and sunglasses
  • Always, always wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and socks
  • Most dermatologists recommend all parts of the body that are not covered by clothes should be adequately protected with broad spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen of sun protection factor (SPF) 30 or higher every two hours while outside.

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