The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage skin in as little as 15 minutes. Protecting yourself and your family is important — and easy.
Shade. Seek shade under an umbrella, tree or other shelter before you need sun relief.
Clothing. Wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants can provide protection. If wearing this type of clothing isn’t practical, at least try to wear a T-shirt or a beach cover-up. Wear a hat with a brim all the way around that shades your face, ears and the back of your neck.
Sunglasses. Sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays offer the best protection. Most sold in the U.S., regardless of cost, meet this standard. Wrap-around sunglasses work best because they block UV rays from sneaking in from the side.
Sunscreen. Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15 before you go outside, even on slightly cloudy or cool days.