PROTECT YOUR SKIN MORE

Outdoor Activities are a key part to any healthy lifestyle. Getting outside for even a brief period each day keeps us healthy. Taking the proper steps to prepare yourself before heading outdoors helps to shield your skin from the Sun's harmful UV rays that cause damage and can even lead to skin cancer. Taking a few moments to apply sunscreen and wear sun protective clothing helps keep you sun safe

What's the difference between UVA and UVB rays?

UVA rays penetrate the skin more deeply than UVB rays and are primarily responsible for premature skin aging and wrinkling. UVA rays have also been shown to cause more skin damage at the cellular level. UVB rays damage the outer layers of the skin. They are the main cause of sunburn and play a key role in the development of skin cancer. A broad spectrum sunscreen protectsyour skin from both UVA and UVB rays.

 

 

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Beach Huts

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Sun exposure increases risk of skin cancer in many outdoor sports and young athletes rarely use sunscreen.
  • Ultraviolet (UV) radiation that comes with sun exposure is estimated to be one of the most important risk factors for nonmelanoma and melanoma skin cancers.

  • Athletes practicing outdoor sports receive considerable UV doses because of training and competition schedules with high sun exposure, and in alpine sports, by altitude-related increase of UV radiation and reflection from snow- and ice-covered surfaces.

  • In several published studies it’s been shown that only about 20% of outdoor sport athletes routinely use proper sunscreen for daytime practices and games.

Youth Soccer Insider; By Dev Mishra, M.D. 2015

ATHLETES AND SUN

Many sports involve spending hours outside and exposed to sun. It is important to take measures to protect your athletes from sunburn. Damage from sunburns last a life time and have a cumulative effect on your body. According to Cleveland Clinic dermatologists, about half of the sun exposure we get in a lifetime is before the age of 18.  To decrease the risk of skin cancer, teach your athletes to:

 

How to choose a sunscreen

Players Should Make Sun Protection A Part Of Their Uniform