Your Skin is the Largest Organ on your Body

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So you should keep it safe from UV rays!

Sunburns are literally burns on your skin from exposing it to too much ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. You don’t have to lay out all day in the beach to get a sunburn. It actually doesn’t take long to get sunburned: you can develop a sunburn after only 30 minutes out in the sun.

Preventing Sunburns: 

Avoid the Sun between 10am and 4pm: Try to stay out of the sun when it is at its strongest, which is usually between 10am and 4pm. But if you are out in the sun during that time, try to look for shade to cool off.

Wear Protective Clothing: If it’s possible if it’s not too hot outside), wear protective clothing like long-sleeved shirts, hats, and sunglasses. That can be difficult when it’s really hot, so applying the right sunscreen is important.

Properly apply your sunscreen: Make sure that all exposed skin uses sunblock with a minimum of SPF 15. The sunblock should protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays. Click here to read more about how to choose the right sunscreen.

Don’t forget to put sunscreen on these 5 commonly missed spots: behind the knees, feet, hands, ears, and scalp.

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