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SUNSMART TIPS AND ADVICE

Five smart tips to keep you protected from the sun

APPLY SUNSCREEN EVERY DAY, ALL YEAR ROUND.

  • Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or more.

  • Remember that UV rays can penetrate clouds, and that concrete, sand, water and snow reflect them back to you!

CHOOSE THE RIGHT SUNSCREEN PRODUCT.

  • Determine the sunscreen SPF protection you need based on your skin type, location and activity.

  • Don't forget to check your local UV index and weather forecast!

APPLY SUNSCREEN GENEROUSLY AND OFTEN.

  • Apply 15 minutes before sun exposure.

  • Use at least 30 ml (1 ounce) of sunscreen lotion to help protect an average-size body.

  • Cover all exposed areas. Don't forget ears, nose, the top of feet and the back of knees!

  • Reapply sunscreen at least every two hours, and after swimming, vigorous activity, sweating or toweling.

LIMIT EXPOSURE TO SUN, ESPECIALLY BETWEEN 10 A.M. AND 2 P.M

  • Seek the shade during these peak hours.

WEAR A HAT, SUNGLASSES AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING.

  • Wear clothing that covers as much of your skin as possible

  • Choose a wide-brimmed hat. Remember, baseball caps don't protect the ears or the vulnerable neck area!

  • Make sure sunglasses are labeled to block 99-100% of the UV rays. Wraparound offer the most protection.