7 Sunscreen Tips

How to Avoid Mosquitos

Sunscreen Tips

When you apply these sunscreen tips you can protect your skin from premature aging.  It also reduces your chances of getting skin cancer. When you do not apply enough sunscreen you increase your chances of getting a sunburn. Every time you go outside your skin is constantly exposed to harmful Ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This is even on cloudy days and in the winter. Harmful UV rays isn’t just in the summer time on the beach. So whether you are enjoying sitting on the beach, taking a walk in the neighborhood or hiking, remember to apply sunscreen.

  1. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends the use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or higher.
  2. The Sun’s rays are strongest between 10AM and 2PM. This is also great time to take a break from hiking and find some shade.
  3. When hiking on snow or even sand, the Sun reflects from the ground. This increases your chances of getting a sunburn.
  4. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your neck and ears! Those areas are often forgotten.
  5. Protect your lips with lip balm with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  6. Reapply sunscreen about every two hours or according to the directions on the bottle.
  7. Carry enough sunscreen so you don’t run out. If you don’t follow this sunscreen tip you will likely get burned.

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