Skin cancer prevention: It is highly suggested that people decrease their exposure to UV rays in order to prevent skin cancer.

  1. Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., stay out of direct sunlight.
  2. Hats or caps, UV-blocking sunglasses, long-sleeved clothing, and full-length jeans are recommended.
  3. When it's extremely hot outside, especially in the summer, seek shade.
  4. Sunburns should be avoided at all costs, as they increase the risk of skin cancer.
  5. A water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 or more is advised while spending more than 20 minutes in the sun.
  6. Sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays are suggested.
  7. UV-light tanning booths and beds are not suggested.
  8. It is not suggested that infants and children be exposed to direct sunlight.
  9. Any worrisome spots should be checked out by a doctor.
  10. At least once a year, you should see a dermatologist for a skin check.