you protect others, Now protect yourself
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Properly applying and reapplying sunscreen is key to preventing sun damage and skin cancer. Follow these steps to make sure you're sun safe while on the job.
Videos you need to see
Many lifeguards choose to ignore the issue of skin cancer and general sun safety because they're young and think they won't be affected. Watch these videos and read the articles in the next section before making a decision about your personal sun safety.
How the sun sees you
Dear 16-year-old me
Dying for a tan
Don't let it happen to you
The good news is skin cancer is largely avoidable if you take the proper precautions. As lifegaurds you're already masters of prevention so this should be easy for you. Diligently follow the safety tips above and you can enjoy many safe summers of outdoor lifeguarding. Don't take the advice and this could be your story: Young woman shares skin cancer selfie to show how glamorous tanning beds aren't - via CBC
Still not convinced? Take a look at this satirical take on sun safety from BuzzFeed: 16 Reasons Why You Should Never Wear Sunscreen