Top 10 Sun Safety Protection Tips!

Sun Protection Tips

Summer is officially starting soon and with the beautiful hot days sun safety protection comes to mind.  Here is a great list of some Top 10 Sun Safety Tips for you and your family!

  • Seek the shade, especially during the sun’s peak hours (10:00am – 2:00pm)
  • Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher (preferably with natural/organic ingredients).
  • Cover up with clothing, especially a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
  • Avoid tanning parlors and artificial tanning devices.
  • Keep newborns out of the sun.
  • Teach children good sun-protective practices.
  • Examine your skin from head to toe once every month.
  • Have a professional examination annually.
  • Avoid tanning and especially – do not burn! (One blistering sunburn doubles your risk for skin cancer.)
  • Wear protective clothing like UV Skinz during water play!

UV Skinz is a company that carries high quality sun protection swim wear. In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month they are sending a FREE baby swim shirt with every order placed on their website during the Month of May!  Hurry up an order before the end of the month and get ready for the summer! Remember to protect yourself and your loved ones and don’t forget to always have FUN!

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Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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36 responses to “Top 10 Sun Safety Protection Tips!”

  1. Adri — February 22, 2012 @ 11:31 am (#)

    Thanks for the tips, we never seem to remember all of these preventive musts.

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  2. Sabrina — March 11, 2012 @ 1:34 pm (#)

    Now that the warm weather is here, I’ll be using your handy tips for my kiddies. Thanks!

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  3. Ester G — March 16, 2012 @ 1:37 pm (#)

    great to know, especially with the nice weather this week so early in the year!

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  4. Lisa — April 1, 2012 @ 6:07 am (#)

    Warmer weather and everyone wants to go outside and play – why not take the necessary precautions 🙂

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  5. Voplo — April 4, 2012 @ 1:04 pm (#)

    Thanks for the tips, they are great!

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  6. Bekka — May 22, 2012 @ 10:12 am (#)

    Great tips!

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    • Neil K. — March 15th, 2013 @ 11:15 am

      omigod hey bekka

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  7. M Turner — May 23, 2012 @ 9:13 am (#)

    Great tips

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  8. Clifford — May 25, 2012 @ 5:55 pm (#)

    I love the hot weather but I am so fair skinned that I worry about burning. I make sure I use sunscreen always and protective clothing when on the golf course…your tips are great and well worth noting. I still am always amazed when I hear about people going to tanning salons…

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  9. kelly — June 12, 2012 @ 7:41 am (#)

    I am very conscious about the sun and the danger to my kids. I love the UV Skinz line!

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  10. Jennie Hwkins — July 3, 2012 @ 10:07 am (#)

    Great advice thanks!

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  11. Stephanie LaPlante — January 24, 2013 @ 12:51 pm (#)

    UV Skinz are absolutely awesome!

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  12. Michelle Chow — March 30, 2013 @ 3:06 pm (#)

    Hello, OSM. Great tips in a nice concise post. Well done. So informative and all good things to know or good reminders for all. I have never heard of UV Skinz thank you for the introduction. Enjoyed this article, One Smiley monkey, thank you.

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  13. Nicole Becker — March 31, 2013 @ 4:57 pm (#)

    Thanks for the great tips!! I cant wait until summer!! Did not know that one blistering sunburn doubles the risk of skin cancer!!

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  14. Rachel N — May 11, 2013 @ 12:35 pm (#)

    I had no idea that all it took was 1 burn to double chances for cancer! That’s crazy! I need to buy new sunscreen this year still.

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  15. Erika B — May 16, 2013 @ 8:32 am (#)

    Great, useful tips! I am glad that we already do al of those go stay safe in the sun.

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  16. paula huie — June 7, 2013 @ 7:08 am (#)

    Thank you for the insight! so far it’s been dreary and they are calling for a cooler summer i hear in SW ON but we will be going to cuba in july with our toddler and i will certainly invest in a UV swim shirt for him checking out UV skins.. he’s also now starting to actually wear his sunglasses so i hope he keeps that up on our trip!!

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  17. Tat — July 16, 2013 @ 2:27 pm (#)

    awesome tips I will totally do that

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  18. Vesper — July 22, 2013 @ 8:43 am (#)

    Being so fair skinned and so burn easily I just try to keep out of the sun as much as possible

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  19. jessica s — October 9, 2013 @ 7:48 am (#)

    darn, wish I had read this a few months ago! especially being a new mom.. thanks 🙂

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  20. amy lovell — October 19, 2013 @ 5:35 pm (#)

    very use ful tips!

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  21. Jenifer — November 25, 2013 @ 11:52 pm (#)

    These are really good tips and very important too! Its always good to start early 🙂

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  22. Elva Roberts — March 1, 2014 @ 4:26 pm (#)

    “Examine your skin from head to toe once a month.’–This is a really great tip for detecting skin cancers but I doubt many people do so. I know I will do it from now on because I was always outside when I was a child and no sun protection.

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  23. addibrae — March 16, 2014 @ 1:33 pm (#)

    This is really useful.

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  24. Marlene B — April 29, 2014 @ 4:26 pm (#)

    A lot of good reminders in the list

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  25. Darlene W — May 24, 2014 @ 4:09 pm (#)

    You can never be too careful with the sun and your children. Come prepared for any senario

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  26. Elva Roberts — June 4, 2014 @ 12:49 pm (#)

    I think ‘Teach your kids good sun protection practises.’ is an excellent tip. When you are not present when your child goes outside(at day care or a relative’a ) He should be taught not to go out unless he has sun block on. It should be as natural as brushing his teeth but It may not be as well taught.

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  27. darlene w — September 1, 2014 @ 11:27 am (#)

    You can never be to careful with little ones in the sunshine

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  28. kathy downey — February 24, 2015 @ 6:06 am (#)

    Very good advice thanks!…

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  29. kathy downey — March 22, 2015 @ 9:03 am (#)

    Oh I will be so happy to see the beach and sunshine

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  30. kathy downey — May 26, 2015 @ 8:09 am (#)

    Thanks for the excellent tips

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  31. kathy downey — March 2, 2016 @ 8:44 am (#)

    You have to be really careful with young children,even when we think its ok it may still to be hot for them

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  32. kathy downey — March 18, 2016 @ 8:26 am (#)

    We will soon need to refresh our minds on these tips,summer is coming !

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  33. Rosie — April 26, 2016 @ 12:19 pm (#)

    This is good information. I avoid the sun and use sunscreen, and keep it in my purse. People get used to me putting a little dab on their nose! I make sunhats, too – they are more involved than it looks, but so much fun to wear!

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  34. Debbie White Beattie — September 2, 2017 @ 8:45 pm (#)

    You’ve got such good tips and advice that everyone should pay attention to because the sun is really dangerous for babies and everyone else

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  35. Bruce L. — May 18, 2018 @ 4:04 pm (#)

    This has become a point of contention in our house. Our teenager wants to tan rather than protect her skin. My wife and daughter argue over this far too often.

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