Sun Safety Tips While You Enjoy Your Lawn

June 25, 2019

Ready for a summer on your beautiful lawn? You’ve invested in your lawn by hiring Top Notch Turf and Pest to take of your lawn and provide other yard services. It’s time to enjoy your efforts. 

 

Don’t forget to protect yourself from the sun! If Top Notch Turf and Pest is taking care of your lawn than your grass is ready to handle all the summer heat Arkansas has to offer. You need to be ready too!

Here are a few tips to stay safe from the sun while you enjoy some time outdoors. 

 

Sunglasses Are Important

When you buy a pair of shades, make sure they offer 100% UV protection. It doesn’t matter if they are from a convenience store or designer. It is better to be sure that your sunglasses will actually protect your eyes from the sun — not just look fabulous. 

Style is a factor when you are choosing your sunglasses. The idea is to wear them as often as possible. This habit could save your eyes from UV damage that could lead to other eye problems in the future.

 

Invest In A Good Hat. 

Your sunglasses have your eyes covered. Now you need to consider the rest of your head. Hats are a great way to keep the sun off your face and protect your scalp from getting sunburned. 

Your ears and the top of your head are the most commonly forgotten areas of skin when it comes to applying sunscreen. A good hat will cover both. 

 

Wear Sunscreen Correctly. 

Remembering to apply sunscreen is one thing, knowing how to make it work for you is another. Make sure you remember these things. 

  1. Don’t be stingy. Make sure you are applying enough sunscreen to thoroughly cover your skin. 
  2. Sunscreen needs to soak in. Depending on the kind of sunscreen you are using, it could take fifteen minutes to half an hour to start working. You don’t want to sweat it all off before it even gets a chance to activate. Let it soak before heading out into the sun. 
  3. Read the directions. There are many different kinds of sunscreens. Make sure to check what the manufacturer recommends on the directions. The directions should tell you how long to wait after applying the sunscreen to head into the sun. It will also say how often the sunscreen will need to be reapplied. 
  4. Reapply sunscreen. Sunscreen does not last all day. An hour or so (the directions on your sunscreen should tell you, if not, every two hours is a good timeframe) after you apply sunscreen, you need to apply it again. 
  5. Use sunscreen in the shade. UV rays can reflect off the surfaces around you. So, while you are protected in the shade under table umbrella, the UV rays can bounce off the water in the pool or the white pool chairs nearby. 

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