Sunday, May 27, 2012
Sunscreen Protection Day
When : Always May 27th
Sunscreen Protection Day educates and brings awareness to the importance of using sunscreens to protect yourself and your children from harmful UV rays from the sun. This day is held on May 27th, just in advance of the summer and vacation season.
Ultraviolet rays from the sun is a serious risk to your health. With the steady depletion of the ozone layer above the earth, more and stronger UV rays get through.
Overexposure to the sun can cause a number of health problems. It can cause skin cancer, and sunspots. It can also result in premature aging of your skin.
Doctors and medical professionals advocate the use of sunscreens to guard against health problems. They recommend an Skin Protection factor(SPF) of 15 or more. Sunscreens should be used for all outdoor activities, including swimming.
And yes, sun screens should be used on cloudy days. UV rays can penetrate through the clouds.
Now get out and celebrate Sun Screen Day in the sun...with your sun screen protection!
Origin of Sun Screen Day:
We discovered no substantial information about the origin of this day. We can only speculate that a medical or health organization or group created this day to promote awareness and education about this dangers of ultraviolet light from over-exposure to the sun.