Spring Cleaning

 

As spring has arrived there is any number of spring cleaning chores that can be done around the house. Opening the windows for the nice fresh airs reveals filthy window seals, the screened in porch needs a good wash down and the list goes on and on. 

On the top of the list of “things to do” for spring is to get your sun protection gear lined up and ready to go. The sun is out and shining bright and we should be sun smart from sun up to sun down (or at the very least between the hours of 10 am – 4 pm).  Try keeping sun protection gear in one spot so you can easily access it before heading out the door. For example at my house we keep everything in baskets by the back door. 

Sun Protection Tips for Spring

  • Sunscreen expires so check the date and toss any tubes that have expired.
  • Remember to apply sunscreen 15 minutes prior to going out.
  • Always wear sun glasses.
  • If the kids will be swimming make sure they wear long sleeve rash guard type swimsuits that are UPF 50.
  • When playing outside make sure the kids wear hats with a wide brim and other sun protection gear like Sun Angels UPF 50 arm sleeves.
  • Try playing in the shade as much as possible
  • Wearing long sleeves and long pants is a good sun protection measure as well as keeping protected from bugs like ticks and mosquitos.
  • Sit under an umbrella when watching soccer or t-ball games and make sure the kids playing are wearing hats and sunscreen!

Spring is a beautiful time of year to be outside so enjoy while being sun smart!


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