Protecting Skin from the Sun

by Rajashri on  June 30, 2009 at 9:24 PM Lifestyle News
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 Protecting Skin from the Sun
While the heat is uncomfortable even indoors, think of the damage it does to your skin when you go out on a beach.

Therefore it is important to choose the proper sunscreen to protect your skin when outdoors so as to avoid unnecessary complications like sun burn and even skin cancer. The Skin Cancer Foundation says that it is better to seek shade between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m

Another point to note is that if you are taking a baby younger than six months into the sun, use a stroller and use a ''baby sun protective cover'' with a UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) rating.

Ideally sunscreen must be applied 30 minutes before getting into the sun and must be reapplied every 90 minutes to get the best protection. An SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15 is a must on your sunscreen.



Source: Medindia
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