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5 Tips to Protect Your Skin This Summer


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Summer is here! Summer months mean more time outside enjoying the gorgeous weather. Whether you are at the pool, park or your backyard, it is important to protect your skin from the sun. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that everyone use sunscreen on a daily basis that offers broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays), a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher and is water resistant.

Follow our 5 tips to protect your skin this summer and be sunscreen smart!

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5 Tips to Protect Your Skin This Summer

  1. 1. you missed a spot! People often forget key areas that are exposed to sunlight. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to the back of your neck, or the tops of ears & feet! Use enough sunscreen to fill a shot glass Adults should apply 1 ounce (or enough to fill a shot glass) to cover & protect the exposed areas of your body. protect your pucker To protect your lips, apply a lip balm or lipstick that contains sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. slather before sun Don’t wait until you’re already outside soaking up sun to lather up! Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before you go outdoors. once is not enough! Reapply sunscreen approximately every two hours, or after swimming or sweating, according to the directions on the bottle. 1 2 3 4 5