How to protect yourself from the sun? Follow the 3 "S" rule:
Cover exposed areas of your skin with protective clothing, such as hats, lightweight, long sleeve shirts, and long pants. Tightly woven fabrics provide more protection than loose ones. Also, keep in mind that clothing has to be always combined with sunscreen, not instead of it.
Punt on a broad-spectrum sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB rays and has an SPF of 15 or higher before going outside. Don't forget to put a thick layer on all exposed skin. Get help for hard-to-reach places like your back.
Reapplication. Sunscreen wears off. Put it on again if you stay out in the sun for more than 2 hours and after swimming, sweating, or towelling off.
Expiration date. Check the sunscreen's expiration date. Sunscreen without an expiration date has a shelf life of three years. Its shelf life is shorter if it has been exposed to high temperatures.
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