1.Use sunscreen every day, even if it’s cloudy.
2.Apply at least one ounce of sunscreen at least 15 to 30 minutes before going outside.
3.Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB radiation. Make sure it is water resistant and has a SPF of 30 or higher.
4.Reapply sunscreen every two hours. Reapply every hour if you are swimming or sweating.
5.Be extra careful around water and sand. These surfaces reflect the damaging rays of the sun, which can increase your chance of getting a sunburn.
6.Limit the amount of time you’re in the sun between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. This is when the sun's rays are the most intense.
7.If possible, wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants. Dark clothing with tightly woven fabric blocks more sun than white or loosely woven fabrics.
8.Accessorize with a hat that shades your face, neck, and ears and a pair of sunglasses.
9.Be even more cautious if you are taking medications that may make you more sensitive to the sun.These include antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, antifungals, blood pressure medications, and chemotherapies.