While on Vacation - Have Fun in the Sun! Painting by Lieschen Rypel
While on Vacation - beach, mountains, lake or any where in between, THINK sun-safe Vacation. Teach Children to enjoy every family outing as a sun-safe experience.
Sun Safety Tips - Beware of Reflective Water Painting by Evie Fernandez
Children are at the greatest risk of harm from UV radiation because their skin is thinner and more sensitive, (80% of sun exposure over a lifetime occurs before 18 years of Age) One or two serious sunburns as a child double the risk of skin cancer and all family members need to practice sun safety. Children learn how to practice sun safety by example as well as by education.
Sun Safety Tips: Babies under 1 year of age should stay out of the sun. Use lightweight, light-colored clothing. Always cover a baby's head with a hat. Painting by Barbara Ross
Sun Safety needs to be practiced year round - any Time outdoors, Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter is Sun Safety Time.
UV rays are more intense in higher altitudes (as when skiing) or tropical southern climates.
UV rays can penetrate clouds and shade can reduce the risk of direct exposure but watch for reflective exposure
Sun damage from reflective light such as water, snow, sand and other factors can reflect the sun's UV rays to someone sitting in the shade.
Sun Safety means using all sun safe tips together for maximum protection from the Sun's harmful UV rays.
SHade, Shade, Shade = Beach Fun Without the Burn Painting by Barbara Ross
Use the INDEX - the UV Index that is, it indicates the intensity of UV rays that will cause skin damage over a period of time to unprotected skin - 1 is the lowest level and 10 is highest. A low index means it may take more than an hour for skin to burn, while a high level means it may take less than 15 minutes to burn.
Ensure children wear wide-brimmed hats (although any hat is better than none at all - baseball caps worn brim forward at least offer some protection to the face and eyes) or a handkerchief can be tucked under the back and side of hat to cover neck and ears.
Use sunscreen with a PF of at least 15. Do not use a sunblock with a PF of more than 4 on babies under 6 months old due to the possibility that the baby's skin could absorb the chemical and his or her system could not eliminate it.
Use extra caution around reflective surfaces.
Clothes that are tightly woven can block out all the sun's rays and long sleeved clothing, with hoods can offer great protection. Sunglasses that afford 100% UV protection will protect the eyes from the sun's constant danger to eyes. UV rays can cause serious damage to your eyes - wear them whenever possible outdoors - check the label. Watch for dehydration and sunstroke in children - have them drink plenty of fluids during the day.
Limit time in the Sun! The Bathers by Myoung Park
Sunscreen is a major part of Sun Safety and the proper use of sunscreen can allow us some measure of comfort that we are reducing the risk of serious skin damage by providing some protection to our skin, while enjoying the great outdoor, IF IT IS USED CORRECTLY AND IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SUN SAFETY TIPS.
Slather on the Sunscreen! Surfer Girl by Pat Welliver
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Babies under one year of age or anyone using medication should stay out of direct sunlight. If you have any questions - check with your doctor. It is recommended that sunscreen not be used on babies under six months of age.
Look for a broad spectrum sunscreen - for children use a 30 SPF or higher is best, that is a milky lotion. The higher the SPF the longer the skin takes to burn. Remember - Sunscreen does not stop sunburns, but it does protect the skin longer that if it was not covered.
Apply Sunscreen daily, if possible 1/2 hour before sun exposure, and reapply often, especially after swimming or exercise, even the waterproof sunscreens.
Repeatedly use sunscreen! Kissing Dolphin by Pat Welliver
HOT OFF THE EASEL! REMEMBER FATHER'S DAY - CELEBRATE GRADUATIONS - COMMISSION A PAINTING - Paintings by Beach Citiies Artists, Terry Lyle wins 1st Place, Renee Watson paints Hawaii, Evie Fernandez and Barb Ross paint local scenes
Experience It...you can make a difference...! JUNE is World Ocean Month! Whale Watching Season: Take Back a Little Local Art! Remember Earth Day ; Ocean Awareness Events Whale Watchin Ocean Art Shop Relax Paintings by Local Beach Cities Artists
Experience It! Judged Art Show Paint San Clemente Competition New Show begins June 19th San Clemente Art Gallery. Oceanview Paintings by Barb Ross, Evie Fernandez, Maria Hanxleden, Lieschen Rypel, Pat Welliver and Terry Lyle
ORIGINAL Fine Art by Beach Cities local Artists, Artisans and Musicians from the South Orange County Coast, CA - San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, the Laguna's, the Viejo's and the Rancho's