Sun Safety

Many types of light come from the Sun. Some of it is visible light, which we can see. Some of it is ultraviolet light, which we can’t see. Ultraviolet light is dangerous. It can damage our skin and eyes. But there’s a lot we can do to stay safe. 

You can protect yourself by staying in the shade, especially in the middle of the day when the Sun is high in the sky. Read on below to learn what else you can do to protect yourself.

Protect your skin.

While people with light skin are most likely to get sunburned, people with all skin colors need to protect their skin from damage caused by ultraviolet light. To stay safe, wear long sleeves, sunscreen, and a hat. 

Protect your eyes.

Looking at the Sun can sunburn your eyeballs or even create a blind spot in your vision. You can stay safe by never looking directly at the Sun. Also, wear sunglasses and a hat to protect your eyes in sunny weather. 

Kids being safe in the sunshine - wearing hats, long sleeves, an umbrella, and sunscreen

Do you know how to stay safe in the sunshine? Wearing a sunhat, long sleeves, and sunscreen can help you keep yourself safe. An umbrella helps shade the sunshine, too.

Credits: Pixels (left), Pxhere (two center), Amanda Mills, USCDCP (right)