The importance of sunscreen as teens head off to camp

teens sunscreen in the summer

As summer approaches, many teenagers are heading off to camp are excited to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. However, it’s crucial for them to understand the importance of using sunscreen. Sunscreen protects the skin from harmful UV rays that can cause skin damage, premature aging, and even skin cancer. As a result, teenagers should prioritize using sunscreen whenever they are outside, whether it’s at the beach or playing sports.

To ensure effective protection, teenagers should use sunscreen with at least SPF 30, which blocks 97% of UVB rays. It is recommended that teenagers apply sunscreen every two hours when outdoors, and after swimming or sweating. Applying sunscreen correctly is also crucial for optimal protection. Teenagers should use about one ounce of sunscreen for each application, which is roughly equivalent to a shot glass. Sunscreen should be applied to all exposed areas of the body, including the face, ears, neck, arms, and legs.

By using sunscreen and following proper application techniques, teenagers can enjoy the sun safely and protect their skin from damage. In addition to sunscreen, teenagers should also consider wearing protective clothing and seeking shade during the hottest parts of the day. With these precautions, teenagers can enjoy the summer sun while reducing their risk of skin damage and skin cancer.

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If you are unsure what type of sunscreen you should use or want to take care of that annual skin cancer screening, schedule an appointment on our website or give our office a call at 203-538-5682.