Heed these helpful skin protection tips and protect yourself from the harmful rays of the summer sun.
Too much sun can lead to sunburn, skin cancer and premature aging.
Limit the amount of direct sunlight you receive between 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. and wear a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. Remember also to use a lip balm with a SPF of 15 or higher.
Children and individuals with light complexions may need a SPF higher than 15.
Use a water-resistant sunscreen if you are going to be in the water.
Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before entering the water.
Wear wide-brimmed hats and shirts and use umbrellas to limit your exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Reapply sunscreen as recommended by the manufacturer.