Skin Protection Tips

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.
  • Return from Skin Protection Tips back to Swimming Safety

    Return to Your Swimming Space Home Page