Everybody loves a sunny day, but in the height of summer it’s easy to get dehydrated, sunburnt and worse. Stay Out Of The Sun Day is about looking after yourself by taking a day away from the sun and finding some nice, relaxing shade – and if you are out and about, make sure you’ve got sun cream, plenty of water and some shade!

Learn about Stay Out Of The Sun Day

Do you consider yourself a bit of a sun worshipper? Well, it’s time to have a day off! Stay Out Of The Sun Day is the perfect chance for you to stay indoors and shield yourself from the UV rays.

This day is about giving our skin a break from the sweltering heat. If you simply cannot resist going outside, then you can always find a nice bit of shade, yet make sure you wear sunscreen and make an extra effort to protect your skin. That is what this day is really about.

Moderate exposure to the sun can provide you with a natural and healthy dose of Vitamin D. However, if you end up spending too much time in the sun, this can result in skin damage. This can speed up the ageing process, which we’re sure no one wants!

Plus, there are also links between too much sun exposure and skin cancer, which is why it is so important to make sure you educate yourself and protect yourself when sunbathing. Use Stay Out Of The Sun Day to educate others as well. After all, if you reach just one person, you could actually end up making a difference.

History of Stay Out Of The Sun Day

When you consider the fact that there have been scientific studies into the link between skin cancer and the sun, it is of no surprise that someone decided to create a Stay Out Of The Sun Day in order to encourage people to protect their skin. Skin cancer is the second most common type of cancer for those between the ages of 15-years-old and 29-years-old. Staying out of the sun is the best way to protect your skin.

Nevertheless, we can also use Stay Out Of The Sun Day as a day of education. You can find out more about the damage the sun can cause, as well as the different steps that you can take to ensure you still experience the benefits of the sun but that you protect yourself at the same time. Make sure you share your findings with other people to encourage them to be safer while they are in the sun too.

How to observe Stay Out Of The Sun Day 

There are so many different things that you can do to celebrate Stay Out Of The Sun Day. You could decide to spend your day participating in other activities that are good for your health. For example, rather than spending all day in the sunshine, why not hit the gym instead?

This is a great act of self-care, and it will ensure you’re out of the sun, even if it is for one day only. Of course, you could take a dance class or partake in any other sort of exercise. 

What about if the sun is shining in your area and you don’t get many sunny days? We understand if you would want to make the most of a situation like this. However, you can still enjoy the sun and the great outdoors while ensuring you are not directly beneath it.

Instead, why not find your nearest willow and try to take cover underneath it? You can enjoy a moment to relax, taking in all of the beautiful nature around you. You can even get stuck into a good book!

If you are going to be taking a trip to the beach on Stay Out Of The Sun Day, please make sure that you are extra careful. There are many different ways that you can do this. Staying hydrated is, of course, the number one rule! Aside from this, you need to make sure that you lather yourself in sunscreen, and we mean a high factor sunscreen!

You can also throw on your favorite floppy hat and hoist an umbrella into the sand to make sure that you have plenty of protection while still enjoying a fun day at the beach.

If you are not desperate to go outside, then you can use Stay Out Of The Sun Day as the perfect excuse for you to kick back and enjoy the great indoors! A lot of people love nothing more than chilling on the sofa and watching their favorite TV series or enjoying a movie marathon.

With Stay Out Of The Sun Day, you have the perfect excuse to do this and you do not need to feel guilty about having a bit of a lazy day. After all, we all deserve time to relax and wind down from time-to-time. 

If you are going to be staying indoors, why not use this time to watch a television show based on the sun or a movie? There are a lot of different classic films with ‘sun’ in the title. This includes A Place in the Sun, Little Miss Sunshine, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Empire of the Sun, and Tears of the Sun. Some of the different shows that you could watch include Shahs of Sunset, Sunset Beach, Sunshine, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, although we do not recommend watching the latter with young viewers. Or, why not listen to a bit of music? KC and the Sunshine Band is the obvious choice that comes to mind here! 

If you do have children, you can spend the day doing some sun crafts. All you need to do is a bit of digging online and you will see that there are so many different fun and exciting craft projects that you can work on with your children in honor of this day.

This includes sunshine watches, suncatchers, and much more! Make sure you use this as an opportunity to educate your children about the sun as well. You can teach them about the science behind the sun, as well as informing them of why it is important to protect yourself from the sun’s rays and the different ways that this can be achieved.

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