Wear a hat and sunglasses to protect your eyes when out in the sun, and wear light clothing to cover your body. If you can see your hand through the fabric, the sun's rays will go right through it.
Apply sunscreen 15 to 20 minutes prior to sun exposure. Work the lotion into the skin well, and be careful to put it on ALL OVER - even on places you may not think of - like the tops of your ears and feet, and the back of your neck:
Choose a sun block with SPF 15 or higher.
Reapply sunscreen every 2 to 3 hours when you are perspiring, or when swimming or boating.
- Water intensifies the sun's rays making your skin burn much more easily.
- Sun block spray is not always the most effective sunscreen, since it must dry on the skin before it provides complete protection. Perspiration, water or clothing can all wipe it away before it's dry.