8 Ways to Minimize Your Sun Exposure

1. Put lotion in motion. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. Your sunscreen should be SPF 15 or higher. If you will be swimming, use a waterproof type. Generously apply it to all exposed skin. The sun can harm skin in as few as 15 minutes. Be sure to use sunscreen on cloudy days, too, because UV rays can go through clouds. 2. Apply sunscreen correctly. Be sure to put on enough sunscreen. The average adult needs about one ounce to cover their body. It works best when it’s applied thickly. Apply it 30 minutes before going outside. Apply sunscreen on all exposed skin, including your ears. Put lip balm with SPF 15 or more on your lips. Reapply sunscreen every two hours and after swimming or sweati...

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