Minimize Sun Exposure
Especially during the peak sun hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. when
the sun’s rays are the most intense.
Apply a sunscreen
Liberally and frequently, and reapply every ninety (90) minutes when
working, playing, or exercising outdoors. Sunscreens with a Sun Protection
Factor (SPF) of at least 15 are recommended for protection against skin
cancer and premature aging of the skin. Even on cloudy days, these precautions
should be followed.
Wear Appropriate Clothing
During prolonged periods in the sun, including a hat, long-sleeved shirt
Beware of Reflective Surfaces
Sand, snow, concrete, and water can reflect up to 85 percent of the
sun’s damaging rays.
Avoid Tanning Salons and Sunlamps
Since the ultraviolet rays emitted by these artificial sources are similar
to those in sunlight and can cause sunburn, premature aging, and increased
risk of skin cancer.
By keeping them out of the sun or minimizing sun exposure and applying
sunscreens beginning at six months of age.
Teach Children and Teenagers
Sun protection, since sun exposure damage accumulates over the course
of a lifetime. Severe childhood or adolescent sunburns will double the
risks of developing skin cancer.
Examine Your Skin
Your significant others, and your children’s regularly for any
changes in moles, freckles, or skin discoloration.