Tips for protecting your skin from the Hot Summer Sun!

Many of you will be taking advantage of tanning outdoors as the weather becomes nicer!  Unlike tanning in a regulated time tanning bed the suns exposure can cause a lot of damage to your skin!

AJ’s Tanning Staff would like to give you some tips on protecting your skin over the long exposure times you will endure on our beaches and lakes!  Here are a few of them:
– Use sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15. Make sure it is water-resistant and reapply every two hours, especially after swimming or sweating.
– Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside so your skin has time to absorb it.
– Be generous in application of sunscreen. An ounce of sunscreen should cover the face, neck, arms and legs of the average adult.
– Wear protective clothing, like hats, sunglasses, long-sleeved shirts and pants
– Seek shade when possible, especially during the hours of 10:00 am to 4:00 pm when the sun’s rays are strongest.
– Protect children by reapplying sunscreen often with an SPF of at least 15, having them play in the shade and wear protective clothing.
– Babies under the age of 6 months should never be in direct sunlight and should always wear a hat and clothing that protects them from UV rays.
– Adults should perform regular self-exams. It is an easy way to detect abnormalities
– Talk to your dermatologist and have a complete body scan once a year.