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There’s nothing quite like enjoying the great outdoors on a nice summer day. With the relentless Midwest summer heat in full swing, the sun is also out shining down on you and your family more than ever.

With this in mind, it’s important to take precautions to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones’ health, especially when it comes to skin protection.

If you love to bask outdoors during the summer but want to protect your skin from sun damage while staying cool and comfortable, Sunesta and our products are here to help!

Is it Hot in Here or is it Just Me?

Summer is currently in full force in the Midwest with numerous heat A Midwestern home patio is shaded comfortably by a Sunesta awningadvisories issued for the region. In July, temperatures soared up to the high 90s and low 100s with heat indexes ranging from 110 to 115 degrees in cities including Kansas City, Tulsa, Louisville, and Memphis.

According to EPA data collected from 2006 to 2020, the average UV index within the summer months in the Midwest region ranges from 9 to 12 — the highest in the country. With a UV index this high comes a serious need for protection.

Even more, “UV Index 8-10 means high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Fair-skinned people may burn in less than 10 minutes,” according to the AIM Foundation. Additionally, “UV Index of 11+ means a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Fair-skinned people may burn in less than 5 minutes. Outdoor workers and vacationers who can receive very intense sun exposure are especially at risk.”

What This Means for Skin Health

Unprotected, prolonged exposure to the sun can result in various harmful effects on our skin and its health.

These can include:

It’s important to protect our skin when we are outdoors to avoid these dangerous effects. In addition to liberal application of a high SPF sunscreen, Sunesta’s retractable awnings — made by shade experts — will keep you and your family’s skin protected so you can safely enjoy summer while being outdoors!

Sunesta Means Reliable Protection

With Sunesta’s wide range of products, you can enjoy the great outdoors with peace of mind knowing that your skin is protected — leaving more room for summer fun.

We offer:

  • Retractable awnings
  • Window/door awnings
  • Retractable screens
  • Patio canopies
  • And more!

We also provide custom fabrics and shades, a wide range of sizes for maximum coverage, various custom features, quick installation, and a 10-year warranty on our products!

If you’re ready to comfortably enjoy all that the outdoors has to offer while also protecting your skin from UV damage, contact Sunesta today by calling 1-800-SUNESTA for a free estimate!