Don’t Fry Day 2019: History, Significance + How to Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer

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24th of May is celebrated as 'Don't Fry Day' every year and no it's not what you are thinking. It is not a day where you don't fry stuff, but it is a day dedicated to not frying yourself, in the sun. The Friday before Memorial Day is observed as Don't Fry Day! Sun is the source of our existence, we all know that we wouldn't be alive if the sun wouldn't be placed where it is. However, just like everything comes with a price, the sunlight too can turn toxic for us at times. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about sun safety and encouraging people to take steps towards protecting their skin. From simple steps such as seeking shade, wearing sunglasses, protect your skin with clothing or sunscreen to avoiding tanning devices.

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History of No Fry Day

The history of No Fry Day says that the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention designated the Friday before Memorial Day as Don’t Fry Day. The goal of the event was to develop healthy sun safety practices amongst the people and raise awareness about the ill-effects of overexposure of the skin to the sun. The day reminds everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors. The Friday before Memorial Day, called as Don't Fry Day doesn't just focus on the heat from the Ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun but also from other sources like tanning beds, etc. Tanning beds are known to be one of the causes of skin cancer which is the most common cancer in the United States

Tips to keep your skin healthy during summers:

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  • Swap out heavy creams with light moisturisers
  • Don't forget to moisturise
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Give yourself a Vitamin C boost
  • Exfoliate
  • Refrain from using heavy makeup
  • Use a lip balm to protect the skin on your lips
  • Find your sunscreen match

6 Steps to Protect Your Skin in the Sun

It is always important to protect your skin by natural methods using nature-friendly protects such as aloe vera and other such ingredients.