Our sister site, Sunglass Warehouse, has created The Sun Authority, a site devoted to all things sun safety. The Skin Cancer Foundation has declared the month of May as Skin Cancer Awareness Month. As our way of participating, we’ve created a website devoted to information about safe ways to protect yourself from harmful UV rays.

“Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually,” according to The Skin Care Foundation. Being outside and enjoying good weather is important for good health and well-being, but with warnings like this, it’s important to use the proper protection.

Our guide to sun safety includes helpful information about: skin protection, eye health, the weather, family travel and even sunglasses and style. The Sun Authority will explain the importance of using reading sunglasses for poolside reading, some simple ways to protect your skin while enjoying outdoor activities, and much more detailed information on UV ray strength..Our research is thoughtfully compiled from experts and reputable resources.

We hope you use this resource to become informed on easy ways to protect yourself this summer. Also, keep an eye out for fun contests (with awesome prizes) we’ll be running to promote Sun Safety Month on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

Now, go enjoy some gorgeous sunny weather the smart way!