1. UV reflection from sand, water,
pavement, cement and snow doubles the amount of ultraviolet exposure.
2. Check your local paper or radio station daily for
the UV index. The higher the number, the greater the need for eye
and skin protection.
3. Protect children by limiting their sun exposure
and applying sunscreen to children 6 months and older.
4. Stay out of the sun between 10am and 3pm, when
the sun's rays are strongest.
5. Wear a sunscreen with a minimum of 15 SPF, even
on cloudy days.
6. Wear sunscreen under your clothing; a standard
T-shirt only provides SPF protection of 5 to 8.
7. Apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before going
outdoors and reapply every two hours, especially during exercise
8. Be sure your sunglasses have UVA and UVB protections,
which should filter at least 80% of the sun's rays.
9. Sunscreen is only a part of a good program, which
includes a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, a long-sleeved shirt and
10. Don't forget to apply sunscreen to your lips and