Save Your Skin This Memorial Day Weekend

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Friday May 23rd  is “Don’t Fry Day”

 

Baltimore, MD – Memorial Day Weekend is upon us.  As you relax the beach or at home, it’s important you know how to protect your family against the sun’s rays.  The Friday before Memorial Day, May 23, 2014, has been designated “Don’t Fry Day” by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention to encourage sun safety awareness over the long holiday weekend.

 

Sunburn is a common summer problem.  Skin that is red, painful, and often hot to the touch, is often sunburned.  This condition can appear a few hours after sun exposure and can take several days to fade away.

 

Enjoy the sun, but do so safely.  The following tips can help:

 

  • Always use sunscreen with a minimum of 15 SPF, even when it’s cloudy, and reapply at least every two hours.
  • Wear sun-protective clothing.  Hats are fine, but they don’t always protect your ears and neck.  Use sunscreen on these sensitive areas.
  • Avoid uninterrupted sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. whenever possible.

For your care and convenience, all Patient First Neighborhood Medical Centers are open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the year, including Memorial Day.

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