July is UV Safety Month!


The Mobile Outreach Clinic aims to raise awareness about the crucial importance of protection from the sun’s UV rays. Prolonged exposure to the sun’s harmful rays can lead to serious skin issues, including wrinkles, age spots, and an increased risk of skin cancer. By emphasizing sun protection, the clinic hopes to educate the community on how to safeguard their skin and overall health.

There are many effective ways to protect your skin from the dangers of UV rays. One of the most important steps is to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 300, reapplying it every two hours. Wearing protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses, can also provide a physical barrier against UV radiation. Seeking shade during peak sun hours and using UV-blocking window film on your car and home windows can minimize indirect UV exposure. By incorporating these practices into your daily routine, you can significantly reduce the risk of skin damage and maintain healthier skin.

To learn more check out: UF Health sun protection page: Sun protection – UF Health