Sun protection is a must as 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Even in the fall and winter months sun exposure is a concern, especially when factoring in altitude and proximity to the equator. It is important to limit your overall life-time sun exposure to reduce your likelihood of getting skin cancer. Therefore practice sun safety all year. Wear sunglasses, hats and sun protective (UPF) clothing and use a broad spectrum sunscreen.
The Skin Cancer Foundation says sun safety for children should be a priority. Teaching young children these sun safety measures will help ensure they practice them for a lifetime.