Skylar is an amazing girl, who at a young age dreamt of creating a sun safe hat for kids. It is her goal to educate the public on the importance of sun safety. With the help of Make a Wish Foundation to create her hats and Hawai’i Pacific University’s Enactus team to assist with her business plan, Skylar’s dream is starting to come true. For more information about Skylar’s Story, visit her Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/hiskyhawaii
The sun gives us Vitamin D. Vitamins are good for us, but too much of one thing can be harmful! When we are in the sun for too long, it can hurt our bodies. If we do the right things now, then we can protect ourselves from sunburns, skin cancer, eye problems, and other sicknesses!
• Wear sun protective clothing like hats, sunglasses, long sleeves, and pants.
• Wear SPF 15 or higher Sun Screen before playing outside.
• Try not to stay in the sun as much between 10am-4pm. That is when the sun’s rays are the strongest!
• Sunblock should be applied every two hours if your children are outdoor, and ever hour if they are swimming.
• The appropriate SPF to use depends on how many hours of sun exposure there will be. The suggested SPF is 30.
• Inform your children of the potential dangers of not using sun protection!