July 13 ~  Perfect Summer Day Seasonal Notebooks

"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken." ~ James Dent

earth glows with UV light

A perfect summer day is one without sunburn... But as this NASA photograph taken from the moon revealed, earth glows with ultraviolet light, so blue that it cannot be seen by the human eye. Overexposure to this invisible UV light is what causes sunburn.

"Do not worry about whether or not the sun will rise," urged entertainer Pearl Bailey, "Be prepared to enjoy it."

Everybody can enjoy the sun... in moderation. According to the American Medical Association, we all need the sun's light for vitamin D, which helps our bodies absorb the calcium for our bones. What we don't need is too much unprotected exposure.

Protect yourself. It's not that hard to do.

It just takes common sense, good sunscreen, proper sunglasses, and care. Make sure to protect your children, also, because a bad sunburn experience puts children at greater risk for adult skin cancer.

"Be like the flower, turn your faces to the sun," wrote poet and philosopher Kahlil Gibran... And don't forget to reapply the SPF-30!

9 TIPS to Protect Yourself From the Sun

Award WinnersHere's wishing you a perfect summer day.