Avoiding the Burn

Published 7:05 pm Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Seek the shade, especially between 10 A.M. and 4 P.M.

* Do not burn.

* Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths.

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* Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day.

* Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours.

* Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat andUV-blocking sunglasses.

* Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babiesover the age of six months.

* Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.

* See your physician every year for a professional skin exam.

Information from www.skincancer.org