9 Ways to Protect Your Skin from the Sun Safety

9 Ways to Protect Your Skin from the Sun

  1. Wear sunscreenevery day, in all weather and in every season. It should have a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 and say “broad-spectrum” on the label, which means it protects against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Put it on at least 15 minutes before going outside. Use 1 ounce, which would fill a shot glass
  2. Reapply sunscreenat least every 80 minutes, or more often if you’re sweatingor swimming
  3. Wear sunglasseswith 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 cosmeticsand contact lensesthat 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 skinand practice those habits together
  9. Don’t use tanning beds