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If you love basking in the sun — learn about modern skin protection products on National Sunscreen Day. This holiday is celebrated on May 27, as summer approaches, and the topical issue of using safe, effective protection becomes a priority in planning outdoor recreation.

The History

Many people want to get an even tan in a short period, without thinking about the potential harm. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention proposed the National Sunscreen Day to inform consumers about the risk of melanomas, carcinomas, and malignancies that appear during prolonged exposure to sunlight.

Interesting Facts

Skin cancer is a common disease often affecting people who ignore warnings about the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays.

  1. In the 1980s, there was tremendous consumer demand for lotions and sun creams. These products did not protect the skin from prolonged exposure to sunlight. Demand provoked supply, so these cosmetics were produced in huge quantities.
  2. Modern sunscreens protect the skin, moisturize, and nourish, without preventing a person from getting tanned.
  3. You can get sunburn while on the beach, in the park, even in the backyard of your own house.

Do not ignore the need to apply sunscreen with a suitable level of UV protection (usually indicated on the packaging). Repeat the procedure after exposure to water.

When is National Sunscreen Day celebrated in 2022?

National Sunscreen Day is observed on May 27 each year.

Observations

WeekdayMonthDayYear
FridayMay272022
SaturdayMay272023
MondayMay272024
TuesdayMay272025