It’s that time of year again! With the countdown to spring break upon us, it’s time to pay more attention to our bikini bodies, purchasing a new bathing suit, and picking the perfect place to lay out and get some sun. But it also means that it’s time to think about the dangers of sun exposure. Don’t let your dream get-away get ruined by a painful sunburn – or worse – sun poisoning! Solar Solutions in Vero Beach has a few tips to make sure you have a safe and sunny spring break!
According to a poll conducted for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 47% of sunglass wearers do not check UV ratings before making a purchase. When picking out your shades, it’s important to choose the right look, but it’s even more important to make sure they have the label “UV400” or “100% UV Protection.” Extended amounts of exposure to theses harmful rays may increase the risk of rare eye cancers, especially if you have light colored eyes (blue, green, or hazel).
Top it Off
Protect yourself from harmful UV rays with a hat! While you may resist this thought because you want to soak up all the sunshine you can, trust us, you’ll still get plenty of it! Pick out a cute sunhat you’ll be excited to wear or pull out your go-to baseball cap!
Check the Time
NorthShore University HealthSystem reports the sun’s rays are strongest between 10am-4pm, so limit your time in the sun during these hours. If you must be out, make sure you reapply sunscreen every 2 hours. If you’re using water-resistant sunscreen, make sure you reapply after only 80 minutes in the water. Slather up!
Tint Those Windows!
Window tinting is one of the most effective ways to block out UV rays, whether in your home or on the road! Automotive window tinting will not only protect your vehicle by deflecting those damaging UV rays, it will protect the driver as well.
UV rays coming through the windows of your home can also damage your personal belongings (i.e. carpets, flooring, furniture and draperies.) Solar Solutions offers residential window tinting services as well! If you’re in Melbourne, Palm Bay, or anywhere in Brevard County be sure to visit our website to get started or give us a call at 772-633-6795.