What do you have in your first aid kit? You should have bandages, dressings, antibiotic ointment, aspirin, an instant cold compress, non-latex gloves, scissors, gauze pads, tweezers, and much more. However what you are probably missing, like many first aid kits, is sunscreen. Sunscreen protection is one of the most important things that should be considered everywhere you go, from the snowy mountains to the beaches.
You may be asking yourself why sunscreen protection is so important and why would you ever need sunscreen in your first aid kit. Well, just take a look at the facts:
Sun emits harmful UVA and UVB rays that causes skin damage, sunburns, skin aging and skin cancer.
2 to 3 million non-melanoma skin cancers diagnosed every year.
The risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer is one in 63.
8 out of 10 people do not always follow sun protection rules.
Sun damage is cumulative and it never completely heals.
Children are more prone to sunburns as they have very delicate and sensitive skin.
Don’t put yourself or your loved ones at risk! Sunscreen protection is essential and you can easily protect yourself, your children and your family by packing a broad spectrum sunscreen in every first aid kit you travel with. Besides
sunscreen protection, you can also help protect from the dangers of the sun by covering up with a hat, sunglasses that block UV rays and limiting the amount of direct sunlight during midday. You can also pack important products like plenty of water and aloe vera when travelling to keep yourself hydrated or help heal damaged or burned skin.
So next time you are packing for that big trip or weekend getaway, make sure you have one of the most important items packed in your first aid kit, your broad spectrum sunscreen.