Sun Safety

Sun Exposure
Swim Safe Lowcountry
  • Avoidance of sun exposure especially during peak times of the day is helpful in reducing skin damage and cancer risk.
    • Wear tightly woven long sleeve clothing
    • Wear wide-brimmed hats
    • Use water-resistant sunscreen with a minimum of 30 SPF or greater and re-apply every 2 - 3 hours
    • Use sunscreen even on cloudy days, as UV light can penetrate clouds and cause skin burning
  • The UV rays in sunlight can also seriously damage the eyes. Eye protection should consist of good quality sunglasses in addition to shade and hats. Sunglasses should:
    • Offer 99 - 100% protection from UVA and UVB light
    • Screen out 75 - 95% of the visible light.
    • Be break-resistant with brown, grey, green, or amber lenses
The above information is presented as helpful hints to our guests, not medical advice. Persons with allergies or medical conditions should check with their physician.