Sun Safety

Protect Yourself from the Sun  

Sun graphic

Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15.

Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours when outdoors, even on cloudy days.

Wear protective, tightly woven clothing, such as a long-sleeved shirt and pants.

Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses when outdoors.

Stay in the shade whenever possible.

Avoid reflective surfaces, which can reflect up to 85 percent of the sun's damaging rays.

Protect children.

Minimize sun exposure and apply sunscreen to children aged 6 months and older.

No the shade!

If your shadow is shorter than you are, you're likely to sunburn.

Avoid tanning beds.

The sun's rays are strongest between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.


Sun Safety: A Goal For All Soccer Enthusiasts (U.S. Soccer Magazine/ Summer 1997)

Soccer Sun Safety