Myrtle Beach Vacation Guide

Delaware Beaches | Ocean City MD | Virginia Beach, VA | Outer Banks, NC - Myrtle Beach Vacation Guide

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Grand Strand Days Inn Myrtle Beach South Carolina - Across from the Beach


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Sun Safety

During the summer months, the sun can be intense enough to burn your skin between the hours of 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. The reflection of the sun off of the ocean and light colored sand can exaggerate this effect even more. Overexposure to the sun may result in skin cancer later in life. Learn the facts about exposure to the sun's UV rays.


  Dangers of UV Exposure:

You can sunburn even on a cloudy day!

On average, children spend 3 times more time in the sun than adults!

Concrete, sand, water, and snow reflect 85% to 90% of the sun's UV rays.

Depletion of Earth's ozone continues to increase your exposure to UV rays!

More than 1 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the US!

Every 5 minutes another women is diagnosed with skin cancer.

Skin cancer is increasing at a faster rate than any other cancer.

Every sunburn increases a child's chance of getting skin cancer as an adult.


 Tips to Preventing Sunburns:

Avoid sun exposure during the hottest hours of the sun’s rays.

Apply sunscreen with a SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of at least 15, paying special attention to the face, nose, ears and shoulders.

Wear a hat.

Wear sunglasses with UV (Ultraviolet) Protection.

Drink plenty of water and non-carbonated drinks, even if you do not feel thirsty.

Some common areas people forget to apply sun screen to are:
Tops of feet - (if your walking along the beach this area will burn!).
Ears - just like washing, don't forget behind the ears.
Backs of the knees - when you're laying on your stomach, this thin-skinned area is particularly vulnerable and can be very painful when burned.

Some perfumes, colognes, deodorants and antiperspirants applied to the skin can cause a rash in combination with sun exposure.

It is equally important to reapply sunscreen after you have gone in the water or toweled off.

Whenever possible, wear a shirt or some kind of clothing to minimize your sun exposure.

Umbrellas or other sunshades are great devices for staying out of direct sunlight, and will also help keep you cool.