Liberty Village wants to remind people to stay safe this summer and wear sun protection.
According to marketing director Alison Skelton, each year a million adults are diagnosed with skin cancer. It is a preventable disease, and there are many ways for people to take precautions. The center for disease control urges people to wear sunscreen with at least a sun protection factor of 15. Skelton adds that you should avoid being out during mid day, but if you can't avoid it to make sure you cover up.
Skelton also says people should avoid wearing straw hats. It is encouraged that people do wear hats, but if they do, they should opt for a baseball cap or a hat with a four inch brim on it. These offer the most protection against the sun.
More advice to protect your skin is to wear long sleeve dark loose fitting clothes, and to make sure that your sunscreen protection isn't expired. If your sunscreen doesn't have an expiration date on it, they normally last three years.