7 important sunscreen guidelines

Look for a sunscreen that provides broad-spectrum protection, which means it shields you from both UVA and UVB radiation.

Invest in a Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen: 

UVA radiation can cause premature aging of the skin, while UVB rays cause sunburns.

Broad-spectrum sunscreens offer complete protection from both types of radiation.

SPF 30+ sunscreen is advised:

Sunscreen's SPF determines UVB protection. It illustrates how long you'd burn without sunscreen. 

SPF 30+ sunscreen is advised:

Most skin types need an SPF of 30 or higher. No sunscreen offers total protection, however higher SPF levels offer slightly more.

Apply Sunscreen liberally and frequently:

Apply sunscreen liberally and often to all exposed skin. Don't forget the ears, neck, and feet.

Apply Sunscreen liberally and frequently:

If you're swimming or sweating a lot, reapply sunblock every two hours. Reapplication is necessary for water-resistant sunscreens.

Apply Sunscreen liberally and frequently:

Apply sunscreen 15–30 minutes before sun exposure to let it absorb. Applying sunscreen before going outside protects your skin.

Apply Sunscreen Daily: 

UV rays can flow through clouds and windows, so apply sunscreen daily. Even on cloudy days or indoors near windows, protect your skin from sun damage.

Combine Sunscreen with Other Sun Protection Measures:

Sunscreen should be used with other sun protection strategies. Sunglasses, wide-brimmed hats, long-sleeved shirts, and long pants should be worn during peak sun hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

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