July 3 is the Stay Out of the Sun Day, designed to prevent various diseases due to sun exposure. People need the light of the sun, but excessive exposure to direct rays without protection can lead to skin cancer, burns, and early aging. This day of the year is best spent in the shade, or stock up on sunscreen and a hat.
Once upon a time, scientists believed that absolutely everyone needed to walk for a long time on sunny days, as this had a positive effect on health. This statement is not unreasonable, because under ultraviolet rays the body produces more vitamin D, which is especially necessary for normal growth in children. However, more recent studies have shown that ultraviolet light provokes the development of skin cancer, depresses the immune system, and accelerates aging.
Naturally, this does not mean that you cannot sunbathe and go outside for walks. Reliable protection from the sun are specialized lotions, sprays, or gels that absorb or reflect ultraviolet radiation. However, such products also create an additional burden on the skin, so it is much easier to just stay in the shade and not go out under the sun at least one day a year.
- Skin cancer is the second most common type of cancer in people aged 15 to 29;
- For effective UV protection, you need to choose a cream with an SPF of at least 30, as well as a hat with a brim of 2 to 3 inches;
- Stay Out of the Sun Day was celebrated in 2015 for the first time.
How to take part
The best way to celebrate Stay Out of the Sun Day is at home, where there is always enough entertainment. You can talk about the need to protect your skin at any age on social networks under the hashtags #StayOutoftheSunDay and #NationalStayOutoftheSunDay.
When is Stay Out of the Sun Day Celebrated in 2023?
Stay Out of the Sun Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on July the 3rd each year.