Enjoy summer fun without getting hurt! The next 4 weeks we'll discuss some Tips to Keep You Safe this Summer, from Sun & Heat to Bugs & Burns. 

The sun's rays may feel good, but they're no friend to your skin. Here are 9 Tips to Keep you Safe in the SUN:

  1. Wear sunscreen every day, in all weather and in every season. It should have a SPF of at least 30 and say "broad-spectrum" on the label, which means it protects against UVA and UVB rays. Put it on at least 15 minutes before going outside.
  2. Reapply sunscreen at least every 80 minutes, or more often if you're sweating or swimming.
  3. Wear sunglasses with total UV protection.
  4. Wear wide-brimmed hats, and long-sleeved shirts and pants.
  5. Avoid being out in the sun as much as possible from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  6. Check your skin regularly so you know what's normal for you and to notice any changes or new growths.
  7. Choose cosmetics and contact lenses that offer UV protection. You still need to use sunscreen and wear sunglasses with broad-spectrum sun protection.
  8. If you're a parent, protect your child's skin and practice those habits together.
  9. Don't use tanning beds.

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