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Protect Yourself in the Sun

Posted: 07.18.2013

To reduce your risk of skin cancer, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays and has an SPF of 30 or higher.  It should be water-resistant and be re-applied every two hours when you are outdoors.  Wear sun-protective clothing, hats and sunglasses and find shade during the hottest time of the day.  Sunscreen isn't recommended for children younger than 6 months, so it's best to keep them out of the sun.  Sunscreens lose effectiveness over time, so discard sunscreen that is more than 3 years old or appears discolored.

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