Labor Day is a wonderful time when you plan one last party with the friends and family you love to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall. As you’re planning your party, outdoor excursions, or cookouts, it’s important to remember certain safety tips to keep everyone protected and having a good time celebrating. In this blog, we’ll be discussing some easy tips you can follow to help ensure a wonderful time for everyone involved. If you do plan to be outside at all during this fun time, be sure to keep your Coral Isles sunscreen nearby. Our oxybenzone-free and reef-friendly formula makes it the perfect choice for any type of water sport, and it can be used on kids and adults alike. Be sure to order yours today!
Be Safe on the Water
Taking one last boat ride for the summer or savoring the last few moments on the beach is a great way to spend your Labor Day weekend, but it’s important to practice good water safety to ensure everyone is enjoying their time outdoors. If you’re on a boat, be sure everyone has a properly-fitted life jacket and wear it for any boat-related activity. This is especially important for children and adults who aren’t confident swimmers. An adult also should supervise children in the water at all times. Don’t automatically assume that someone is watching the kids. Also, be sure that everyone who is in the water is in within earshot and can be accounted for in case of an emergency.
Practice Sun Safety and Protection
Being outside for the last big weekend of the summer is a great way to make memories, but it also can lead to painful sunburns. Be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen for your outdoor adventures, and apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before you go outside to allow it to absorb into your skin. If you’re sweating or swimming, reapply after you towel off and also follow the reapplication instructions on the sunscreen bottle. Avoid being in the direct sun during the hottest parts of the day, and stay in the shade or inside when you don’t need to be in the sunshine.
Check the Weather
Even if there isn’t a cloud in the sky and the water looks calm doesn’t mean that a storm could come up at a moment’s notice. Before you take a boat on the water, check the weather forecast thoroughly and make note of any disturbances that could happen. If you do notice higher winds, choppy waves, or thunder in the distance, it’s essential to stay off of the water and head inside. No sunset boat ride is worth getting caught in a storm for, and while it may put a damper on the day to stay indoors, staying safe is always a better choice.
Be sure to enjoy your Labor Day with these three simple tips, and don’t forget to pack your Coral Isles sunscreen in your beach or lake bag! Stock up today!