Shadow Rule

The time to be protected from the sun. When Shadow Rule is an easy way to judge how intense the sun’s UV radiation is. When your shadow is longer than you are is the safest your shadow is shorter than your are, the sun is intense and safe sun habits are needed. Following the shadow rule is guaranteed to keep you sun burn free.

Sun Screen

The best type of sunscreen is the one you will use whether it be lotion or spray. Use whichever you like best as long as it has a SPF of 30 or higher. Check to make sure the sunscreen is not expired. Do not forget to reapply. At least a palmful of sunscreen or 1 oz will be enough to cover your body. People who wear sunscreen experience over 24% less signs of aging compared to people who don’t.

How to Detect a Melanoma

These are the five main characteristics of a melanoma. A melanoma does not necessarily have all five characteristics to be a melanoma. It can have 3 or 4 characteristics and still be a melanoma. If your mole on your body is starting to develop any of these characteristics reach out to a dermatologist.

ABCs of Sun Protection

  • A Away Stay away from the sun in the middle of the day
  • B Block Use SPF 30 or higher sunscreen
  • C Cover up Wear a T Shirt and Hat if you’re going to be outside during the middle of the day