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Safety Tips: Sunburn
- Use a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15.
- Some types are waterproof, but even so, you should reapply the sunscreen every two hours
- Use sunscreen on cloudy days, too.
- It may be slightly uncomfortable in the heat, but you should wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants.
- Also put on a hat with a large brim and sunglasses.
- If you have a choice, stay in the shade. Beach umbrellas will protect you from some of the sun exposure. They are actually very comfortable on sunny days.
- Remember that children’s skin is even more sensitive that yours. They can start wearing sunscreen by the time they are six months old. Even so, minimize their exposure.
- Avoid tanning parlors.
- The sun is strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Hit the beach early, use the main part of the day for other activities, then go back later in the afternoon.
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