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Friday, June 7, 2013

Sunscreen: What to Buy and When to Apply

June 2-8 is Sun Safety Week. To help raise awareness of sun safety,  we'd like to share a few tips on buying and applying sunscreen.

Picking out sunscreen? Look for:
  • SPF 15 or higher for adults, SPF 30 or higher for children
  • “Blocks UVA and UVB” or “Broad spectrum” on the label

How to apply sunscreen:
  • Apply liberally (minimum of 1 oz) at least 20-30 minutes before sun exposure
  • Apply to all exposed skin. Remember to apply to ears, scalp, lips, neck, tops of feet, and backs of hands
  • Reapply at least every 2 hours and each time you get out of the water or sweat heavily
  • If you are also using bug spray, apply sunscreen first and bug spray second. Sunscreen may need to be reapplied more often
(Source: CDC.gov)

And remember to throw away sunscreens after 1–2 years. If there is no expiration date on the bottle, write your own on there with permanent marker.


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