Charleston Summer Sun and Fun
Unless you have been trapped inside the last couple weeks, you are well aware that Summer has officially arrived in Charleston, SC! Temperatures are rising, beach and boat traffic are picking up, pools are full, and flip flops are the city wide choice of footwear. This time of year the risk of sun damage to the skin is at an all-time high. Premature aging, aggravated cataracts, skin tone change, and most importantly skin cancer are all risks of too much exposure to the harmful rays of the sun.
The US Environmental Protection Agency has a wealth of information available on the subject of sun damage and how to protect yourself. Obviously, staying out of the sun all the time is not an option that most of us on the coast will even consider. However, there are options to at least do what we can to protect our skin when we are out and about having fun in the Charleston sun! Sunscreen, hats, swim shirts, etc. Check out this article from the EPA for all the information you need: "The Burning Facts"
When you have taken the necessary precautions to protect your skin, you will also need to be prepared to have a little fun. We thought we’d help with that as well. Check out the Charleston Visitor’s Bureau calendar of family events for the Summer: Family Fun Events
Have fun and be safe out there!