Today marks the first day of June, which means we’re given more time for some fun in the sun! But as we know, a little too much sun can be damaging to our skin and our health. So how can we protect ourselves? Here are three essential tips for blocking out the summer sun:


Wearing sunblock is an obvious solution for skin protection, but sometimes we think we only need it when we’re headed to the beach. Truth is that you’re susceptible to sunburn even from sitting outside on your deck or prepping for a cookout.  

Cover up

While you’re lounging outside or having a cookout, be sure to also cover up. This means wearing a brimmed hat and UV sunglasses - any article of clothing that will protect your skin from burning during peak times for sun exposure.  

Stay in the shade

The best way to protect your skin from excess sun exposure is to find a shady area in your backyard. One of the most effective ways to create shade is to install a custom residential awning. Retractable awnings are great for homeowners who want shade and UV protection but don’t want to cover up the beautiful exterior of their home all the time.   

At Dean Custom Awnings, we offer nothing but the highest quality residential awnings to help you create a shady oasis for your backyard. To learn more and schedule your consultation, give us a call at (845) 425-1193 or visit us on the web.