Sun Safety

Feeling the warm sun can feel like a dream compared to freezing Minnesota winters. But it is important to prevent exposure to ultraviolet
rays, the biggest risk factor for skin cancer:

  • Minimize your time in the sun when rays are the strongest, between 10am- 4p and don’t use tanning beds or lamps
  • Select a sunscreen with broad spectrum protection to guard against ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays
  • Re-apply sunscreen with at least (SPF) 30 or higher every two hours, after sweating or being in the water
  • Wear dark, dry, tightly woven clothes, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses with UV-protective lenses