(NC)—Growing up, you were taught to be safe. You wouldn't cross the street without looking both ways, or ride in a car without your seatbelt. So don't let your family head outside on a summer day without the proper protection.
Help keep every member of your family safe with these protection essentials from the Banana Boat brand.
• Hydration. Water is a crucial part of any outdoor activity. Make sure you pack enough water for every member of your family. The best time to hydrate is before you are thirsty. An extra glass of water with breakfast will help get you through the day.
• Sun Protection. The sun's rays are strongest between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Protect yourself appropriately. Reapply sunscreen every two hours and more often if you are swimming, sweating or if you have recently toweled off.
• Clothing. Wear sun–protective clothing. Choose light weight material to help keep you cool outdoors.
More summer safety tips can be found online at www.bananaboat.com.