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How to Prevent Sunburn
To prevent sunburn, you must shield your skin from the sun's rays.
- Avoid strong, direct sunlight.
- Plan outdoor activities early or late in the day to avoid peak sunlight hours between 10 AM-4 PM.
- Choose a sunscreen, sunblock, or special sunblock clothes with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. It should filter out both UVA and UVB rays.
- Apply sunscreen liberally, thoroughly, and frequently to all exposed skin. Do not forget the lips.
- Wear protective, tightly woven clothing, as well as a broad-rimmed hat and sunglasses.
Keep in mind that water is not a good filter. You can become sunburned while swimming or snorkeling. You can also become sunburned during the winter and on cloudy or foggy days.
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