We’d like to congratulate the Denver Broncos on winning their franchise’s third Super Bowl against the Carolina Panthers this past Sunday. The game was played at the beautiful new open-air home of the San Francisco 49ers, Levi Stadium, in Santa Clara, California. With the Super Bowl’s start time being 6:30 p.m. on the east coast, it was only 3:30 p.m. on the west coast; with thousands of fans already there in the sunshine for hours ahead of time.
Now the chances are very good that you didn’t attend this game. But an event as popular as the Super Bowl still provides us with a great chance to remind you that an outdoor football game is a perfect time to make sure you’re wearing sunscreen and Sundicators. Many of the sport’s devotees have a tradition of arriving early for games so that they can take part in tailgating. The experience as a whole is usually fantastic but, including the game time, that can mean anywhere from four, five, six perhaps even seven hours or more of being exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays.
When you’re in the parking lot grilling burgers or enjoying your favorite beverage with your sunscreen already on, you also have the ability to set up a beach umbrella or sit in your car for a while. While in the stadium itself though, rest rooms and concession stands aside, there’s nowhere for you to hide from the sun.
That’s why it’s vitally important to wear, and continuously re-apply, sunblock while attending football games from the moment you first step outside to avoid sunburn and skin trauma. Many people will already be wearing logoed ball caps or winter hats that support their team, which is good sun protection. But it’s not enough. Whether it’s a broiling hot day game in September, or a freezing-cold playoff game in January, don’t be fooled. The sun’s impact on your skin is equally dangerous on either occasion; it’s just that you’re more likely to be wearing additional sun-protective clothing, even without thinking about sun safety, in the winter than you would during the other three seasons.
So have a great time when you go to the game! Just remember to safeguard your skin while you’re there, so that all of the memories you take home with you will be good ones!
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