9 Tips to Protect Yourself From the Sun Celebrate Your Creative Self

"Be like the flower, turn your faces to the sun." ~ Kahlil Gibran

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Here are nine ways to protect yourself from the sun...

Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15.

Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours when outdoors, even on cloudy days.

Wear protective, tightly woven clothing, such as a long-sleeved shirt and pants.

Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses that Block 99-100% of UV Radiation when outdoors.

Stay in the shade whenever possible.

Avoid reflective surfaces, which can reflect up to 85 percent of the sun's damaging rays.

No shadow...seek the shade! If your shadow is shorter than you are, you're likely to sunburn.

Avoid tanning beds.

Source: American Academy of Dermatology