The Boy's Store Blog — Sun Protection

Boys Sunglasses!

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Summer brings lots of outdoor activities. We try to stay protected in the sun, rash guards, hats, sunblock, etc. But did you know that your eyes can be damaged by the sun as well? And that kids are more likely to forget to protect their eyes? We expect parents to care about their eyes, after all we need sunglasses for driving in the harsh sun. But we frequently forget about the fact that our kids spend just as much if not more time in the harsh sun than we do. They often times do not understand the need to protect...

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Who's got sun smarts? - the sun and your body

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Who's got sun smarts? - the sun and your body

The sun and your body - a Q&A.  A bad sunburn before the age of 10 can give a child up to 50% chance of getting skin cancer as an adult 1. Isn't the sun good for me? Yes, Sunshine is a significant source of Vitamin D because UV rays from sunlight trigger Vitamin D synthesis in the skin. Vitamin D helps to form and maintain strong bones. However like everything, too much of a good thing can be bad. 2. Does our skin have any defenses against the sun? We are all born with natural defenses against harmful UV...

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