National Sunscreen Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Saturday, May 27th. There are until the next observance.

On May 27, National Sunscreen Day, it is important to realize the dangers of going to the beach, lake, or even your own backyard. These and other typical sunbathing areas, once thought to be innocuous, now have a yellow warning sign against skin cancer and other harmful consequences of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Rub and absorb that lotion, cream, or spray before enjoying the warmth and light of summer on National Sunscreen Day, which is part of National Safe Sun Week. The higher your product’s sun protection factor (SPF), the better. If you don’t know the appropriate SPF balance to protect yourself while still getting the tan you desire, chances are a buddy will. If they inquire why, simply respond, “Don’t fry!”

📆 When is National Sunscreen Day?

This year, National Sunscreen Day is on May 27th. It is the 4th Saturday in May; in 2024, it is on Monday.

Countdown to National Sunscreen Day

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📜 History of National Sunscreen Day

Today, we are aware of the genuine risks posed by the sun’s rays and by UV tanning beds, as well as the possibility of developing melanoma and carcinoma if we are not properly protected. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention just recently established a separate day to educate the public about self-protection. In other words, your health needs to come before that “copper tone.”

It should come as no surprise that sunscreen is the most effective weapon in the fight against UV-induced skin malignancies. Apply an SPF 30 or equivalent cream diligently if you must acquire that golden tan. then plunge into summer’s excitement knowing you’re covered!

☑️ National Sunscreen Day facts

Ninety-three million miles
Light, of course, travels the quickest in the known cosmos, and it takes the sun’s light eight minutes to reach the earth’s surface.

“Is that ‘billion,’ with a B?”
Most scientists assume that the sun was created roughly 4.6 billion years ago from a solar nebula (a massive, revolving cloud of gas and dust).

“…and I like beach sunsets…”
Because of a process known as “scattering,” sunlight must travel through more air gases to reach your vantage point, influencing blue light in a way we hope you’ll agree is frequently lovely.

Things to do on National Sunscreen Day

Watch your SPF
Look for water-resistant products with an SPF of 30 or above (and apply them carefully, as mentioned above), which will protect you from 97% of UVB rays. The most crucial terms to check for on your sunscreen container, however, are “broad spectrum,” which implies it protects against both UVA (aging) and UVB he most crucial terms to check for on your sunscreen container, however, are “broad spectrum,” which implies it protects against both UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) radiation. Allow 15 minutes for the sunscreen to permeate your skin before enjoying the sun.

Seek shade
It’s a simple and useful kind of sun protection that can be found almost anywhere. Shade may help to limit UV exposure while also providing a cool, comfortable environment in which to spend your day. On National Sunscreen Day, anything that throws shade is your buddy.

Hats on!
The skin cancer risk on your face and head is disproportionately higher than the rest of your body. To get the most UV protection, choose a hat with a wide brim (more than three inches) that is tilted downward.

📅 National Sunscreen Day Observances

2023 May 27 Saturday
2024 May 27 Monday
2025 May 27 Tuesday
2026 May 27 Wednesday
2027 May 27 Thursday

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