Stay out of the sun
during the midday hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
clothing. This includes a hat with a brim to shade your ears and neck, a shirt
with sleeves to cover your shoulders, and pants. The best fabric for skin
protection has a tight weave to keep sunlight out.
sunscreen every day with an SPF of at least 15. Look for a sunscreen that protects
against both types of ultraviolet radiation in the sun's rays-UVA and
Use a higher SPF when you are at higher
Set a good example for your children by protecting your skin from too much sun.
Avoid sunbathing and tanning salons. Studies
suggest that your risk of melanoma increases by 75% if you start using artificial tanning before you are 30 years old.3
Examine your skin regularly, and have
your doctor check your skin during all other health exams, or at least once a