Sun Safety and Skin Cancer Prevention Tips:
Choose a broad-spectrum, UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Generously apply sunscreen a half-hour before going outdoors.
Fully cover all exposed areas of the face, neck, head and body.
Re-apply every two hours, and more frequently if you are going in and out of the water or sweating. Use extra caution near water, sand and snow as these elements intensify the sun's reflection on your skin.
Check expiration dates of your sunscreen. If you are using sunscreen properly, you should go through several bottles during the summer months.
Use different products on the face and body to avoid breakouts or excessive sweating.
Wear a broad-brimmed hat, sun protective clothing, sunglasses and sun umbrella.
Don't seek the sun, seek shade. Avoid the sun between the peak hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Avoid sunburns and do NOT tan outdoors or indoors. There is no such thing as a safe tan.
Watch for suspicious spots on the skin, and get checked out by your dermatologist at least once a year or as needed.
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