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Sunscreen Protection Day

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When is Sunscreen Protection Day? This holiday is always observed on May 27

Sunscreen Protection Day is a very important health holiday. It educates and brings awareness to the importance of using sunscreen to protect yourself and your children from harmful UV rays from the sun.  This May 27 holiday is held just in advance of the summer and vacation season. When we first get outside in the sun, our skin is not yet acclimated to the increasing intensity of the sun. As a result, we easily get sunburns.

Ultraviolet rays from the sun are a serious risk to your health. With the steady depletion of the ozone layer above the earth, more and stronger UV rays get through. Overexposure to the sun can cause several health problems. It can cause skin cancer and sunspots. It can also result in premature aging of your skin.

Doctors and medical professionals advocate the use of sunscreen, to guard against health problems. They recommend a Skin Protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. The higher the SPF value, the better the lotion is at protecting you and especially your children against harmful UV rays. Sunscreens should be used for all outdoor activities, including swimming.

And yes, sunscreens should be used on cloudy days. UV rays can penetrate through clouds.

Did You Know? Opticians recommend wearing sunglasses with 100% UV protection all the time. On cloudy days UV rays go right through the clouds. On winter days, the rays hit your eyes coming down, as well as reflecting back up from the snow.

Now get out and celebrate Sunscreen Protection Day in the sun…with sufficient sunscreen protection!

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Sunny Trivia

The summer season is about to begin. Be safe. Use our Sunny Trivia to enlighten others on the goodness of the sun along with the importance of protecting our skin and eyes from extended harmful rays.

  • 90% of non-melanoma skin cancer is caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
  • An SPF factor of 30 blocks 97% of the sun’s harmful rays.
  • 1 out of 5 Americans will get skin cancer by age 70.
  • Sunscreen offers some protection against aging of the skin.
  • It should be re-applied every few hours.
  • Protect your head and scalp, too. If you don’t want to apply it to your head, Wear a hat.
  • Your Sunscreen expires. Check the date of any you have left over from last year.
  • Scars and moles need extra sunscreen.
  • The sun is about 865,000 miles in diameter. The circumference is 2,715,396 miles.
  • On average, the Earth is 92,955,807 miles from the sun. It varies somewhat as the Earth’s orbit around the sun is elliptical. 
  • It takes the Earth 365.3 days to complete one orbit around the sun. The extra .3 days is why we have a leap day added to the calendar every four years.
  • The sun is not all bad for your body. Your skin makes vitamin D when exposed to the sun.  In just thirty minutes in the sun, your skin can produce 10,000 to 20,000 IU of Vitamin D. That’s more than enough.
  • Always, wear sunglasses with 100% UV protection.

How to Celebrate Sunscreen Protection Day

  • On sunny days, slather on the sunscreen lotion. 
  • Use the highest Skin Protection Factor (SPF) on sunny days.
  • Along with sunscreen, we recommend you wear sunglasses with 100% UV protection.
  • If you are out in the sun a lot, have your skin checked by a dermatologist.
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This Day in History

Here are some things that happened on this day:

  • Lewis and Clark are the first to see the Rocky Mountains. (1805)
  • On this day in 1994, Michael Jackson married Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie Presley.
  • John Wayne, an actor best known for Westerns was born on this day in 1907.

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Today's Quote

“I never expected to see the day when girls got sunburn in the places they now do.” – – Will Rogers

History and Origin of Sunscreen Protection Day

We discovered no substantial information about the origin of this day. We can only speculate that a medical or health organization or group created this day to promote awareness and education about the dangers of ultraviolet light from over-exposure to the sun. As previously mentioned, these organizations stress the need for a skin protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher.

A couple of internet sites refer to this as National Sunscreen Protection Day. We found no congressional or presidential proclamation making this a true national day. Our original research in the 2000s found no reference to this holiday as a “National” day.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is so important to distinguish true national days.

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