Your New Home Has a Pool, How to Enjoy the Sun Safely

Your New Home Has a Pool, How to Enjoy the Sun Safely

DMV Living is committed to your health and safety throughout the year. As July is UV Safety Awareness Month, we want to provide essential guidance on protecting yourself and your loved ones from the sun's harmful rays.

Proactive Measures for Sun Safety:

  • Seek Shade During Peak Hours: Encourage staying indoors or finding shaded areas between 10 am and 4 pm, when UV radiation is strongest.
  • Utilize Protective Clothing: Implement the use of long-sleeved shirts, pants, and wide-brimmed hats crafted from tightly woven fabrics for optimal sun protection.
  • Apply Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen: Ensure consistent application of broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to all exposed skin, even on cloudy days. Reapplication every two hours, and more frequently during swimming or sweating, is crucial.
  • Safeguard Your Eyes: Utilize sunglasses offering 100% UVA and UVB protection to shield your eyes and surrounding skin from UV damage, reducing the risk of cataracts and other eye conditions.
  • Monitor UV Index: Monitor the daily UV index, a measurement of the risk associated with unprotected sun exposure. Plan outdoor activities for times with a low UV index (ideally level 1 or 2).
  • Avoid Tanning Beds and Sunlamps: Discourage the use of artificial tanning devices that emit UV radiation exceeding natural sunlight levels, significantly increasing the risk of skin cancer.
  • Exercise Caution Around Reflective Surfaces: Be extra vigilant about sun protection near water, snow, and sand, as these surfaces reflect UV rays and intensify the risk of sunburn.
  • Prioritize Regular Skin Checks: Encourage regular skin examinations by a healthcare professional and conduct self-checks for any changes. Early detection of skin abnormalities is essential for skin cancer prevention.

By following these UV safety measures, you can significantly enhance the safety and enjoyment of your outdoor summer activities. DMV Living is dedicated to your year-round well-being, and sun protection is a vital component of our commitment to your health. It's not always about Real Estate, it's your overall health, happiness and loving your home.

We encourage you to make informed choices and prioritize sun safety this summer.


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