yourself and your family from the sun:
out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun's rays are
a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays and
has a Sun Protection Factor of 15 or greater, even on cloudy days. Buy a
non-stinging product or one specially formulated for use on faces if
you're using it on your face or your children. Buy a PABA-free brand if
you are sensitive to that sunscreen ingredient.
less than 6 months old should spend very little time in the sun. If they are
out in the sun, they should wear protective clothing, including a hat with a
brim that shades their face and sunglasses that filter harmful UV rays.
sunscreen every two hours when outdoors, especially if you're swimming
protective, tightly woven clothing. Dark colors give more protection.
a 4-inch-wide broad-brimmed hat and sunglasses with UV protective
in the shade whenever possible.
reflective surfaces that can reflect up to 85 percent of the sun's
you have oily skin or are acne-prone, select a water-based lotion.
expensive sunscreen is not better. Although a costly brand may feel or
smell better, it isn't necessarily more effective.