10 Tips for protecting your skin
Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a UVA/UVB Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher.
Avoid the sun between 10 AM and 4 PM, when ultraviolet rays are strongest.
Spread sunscreen over skin 30 minutes before going outdoors. Reapply every two hours when outside, even on cloudy days.
Wear a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and tightly woven clothing such as long-sleeved shirts and pants.
Apply sunscreen during sports, even in winter. Use a spray sunscreen to prevent hands from becoming greasy.
Remember to be extra careful about your protection near reflective surfaces—snow, ice, and water— because they bounce back up to 85 percent of the sun’s damaging rays.
Protect children: minimize sun exposure early by applying sunscreen daily to children six months or older. Most sun damage is done by the age of 18.
Avoid tanning beds. A self-tanner alone doesn’t protect. Use a self-tanner with an SPF for the look without the risks of sun bathing. Spray-ons work best.
Wear a moisturizing sunscreen on your face year-round, preferably with an SPF of 15 or higher. Choose a fragrance-free, vitamin-enriched lotion that won’t clog pores.
Make sun protection part of your daily routine. It’s one of the best long-term investments you’ll ever make!