Manitoba Sun Safety Tips
June has been coming in hot!
Small outdoor gatherings and walks with loved ones have been so valuable during these weird times, and sunny weather makes these moments extra lovely. Plus, getting some fresh air and vitamin D can do wonders for your mental wellbeing. But, if you really want to relish a long day in the sun, you’ve got to take sun safety seriously.
Here are three top tips for protecting yourself from damaging UV rays this summer:
Wear Sunscreen & Reapply Often. A blistering red sunburn isn’t the only sign you’ve had too much sun. Skin cancer can affect people of all ethnicities and complexions. For optimum skin protection, you should apply sunscreen 15–30 minutes before going outdoors and reapply regularly throughout the day (typically every 1–2 hours).
Keep Track of Time. The sun’s rays are most intense between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. If you can, limit your sun exposure between these times.
Protect Your Eyes. Extended sun exposure can leave your eyes stinging, red, and watery. Not fun! To protect your eyes and the delicate skin around them, throw on a pair of shades with 99% to 100% UV absorption.
Made Here Summer Must-Haves
Made Here is all stocked up with summer essentials that will help you safely make the most of this sunny weather.
Made by a local motorcycle enthusiast, these Prairie Motto hats will have you looking and feeling SO cool. Instant biker vibes, even if you’re a total scooter person.
If done right, a long day outside with friends should leave your heart feeling full and your skin feeling sticky with sweat and sunscreen. Little Tree Hugger Soap will get you feeling fresh and clean.
This luxurious bar soap is made from cruelty-free organic ingredients like fair-trade shea butter and essential oils. Plus, each bar is practically a work of art!
During a long day in the sun, it’s important to stay hydrated! Of course, water is #1, but a cocktail, mocktail, or iced latté is a fun sunny day treat.
In flavours like vanilla, mint, lavender, hibiscus, and more, Abiding Citizen’s syrups are a great addition to any refreshing drink.
Join Us for The Dream Ride 2021
Get outside, ride your way, and help make dreams come true!
This year’s Dream Ride will take place virtually on Saturday, July 24th and all riders are invited to choose their own creative routes.
All proceeds will go towards making dreams come true for local kids battling life-threatening illnesses. Kids like sisters Brie and Aria.
Two-year-old Aria has a debilitating neurological disorder and four-year-old Brie has Ewing Sarcoma, a very rare cancer.
You can help The Dream Factory make Aria and Brie’s dreams come true by cycling in this year’s event or by participating in some super exciting raffles, contests, and Dream Ride merch sales!Follow The Dream Factory on Instagram to stay in the loop.