Sun Safety

It’s natural to want to get out in the sun during warm summer days. It should also be second nature to take steps to protect your skin from the sun when you go outside. How do you stay safe in the sun? 
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    Tip 1

    Wear a protective wide-brimmed hat to shade your head and shoulders. 
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    Tip 2

    Do not use tanning beds.
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    Tip 3

    Apply a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher whenever you’re outdoors. To achieve adequate UV protection you should use products that provide broad-spectrum protection, which means protection against both UVB and UVA rays.
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    Tip 4

    Reapply sunscreen after swimming, perspiring, and toweling off. Keep your scalp, face and neck protected with an all-in-one product.
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    Tip 5

    Wear protective loose-fitting long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
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    Tip 6

    Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
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    Tip 7

    Your face is one of the most sun-sensitive parts of the body. Protect by wearing a face mask. 
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    Tip 8

    The sun is weakest before 10 am and after 5 pm, so when at all possible, plan outdoor activities then.
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    Tip 9

    Stay in the shade—particularly around mid-day. When possible stay under the cover of an umbrella or bimini top. 
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    Tip 10

    Wear wrap-around a pair of polarized sunglasses to protect your eyes.
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