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7 Ways to Protect Your Skin From Skin Damage

Posted on 24 May 2016

protect skin from damage

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month - skin cancer and skin damage prevention is easy with these 7 tips.

1. Use A Broad Spectrum (UVA/UVB) Sunscreen Every Day

Even if you don’t go outside, use an SPF 30 sunscreen daily. Ultraviolet radiation can penetrate through house and car windows.

2. If You Go Outside Upgrade To SPF 50

Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going out

Prevention is key with skin protection.

3. Apply Sunscreen 30 Minutes Before Going Outside

Give your skin time to absorb sunscreen before heading out.

4. Use Approximately A Shot Glass Sized Amount of Sunscreen

Sunscreen use a shot glass amount

An adult's body needs an ounce of sunscreen for adequate coverage, and a teaspoon's worth on your face.

5. Seek Shade Between 10am and 4pm

UV radiation is its strongest during these times.

6. Wear Sun Protective Clothing, Sunglasses and Hats

sun protective clothing, hats and sunglasses

Sun protective clothing is the most effective and convenient form of sun protection. Make sure you choose UPF 50+ clothing (like Little Leaves Clothing), a hat with a brim of at least 3 inches, and UV protection sunglasses.

7. Keep Babies Out Of The Sun

Keep babies out of the sun

Newborn’s skin is thinner and their ability to regulate temperature isn’t developed. Keep babies completely out of the sun until 6 months, and use sun protective clothing from day one.

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