Health Tip: Apply Sunscreen Properly
And help protect your skin from burn
(HealthDay News) -- Sunscreen helps protect your skin from sunburn and damage, but it must be applied properly.
The Skin Cancer Foundation offers these guidelines:
- Choose a sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15.
- Apply sunscreen to children's skin, as long as they are at least 6 months old. Children younger than 6 months should not be exposed to the sun.
- Make sure you choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays,
- Use about 1 ounce of sunscreen for good coverage.
- Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside, and reapply every two hours.
- Reapply sunscreen after swimming, sweating or towel drying.
- Be aware of how much time you spend in the sun. Your skin doesn't have to turn red to be damaged by the sun's rays.
- Teens' Indoor Tanning May Be Linked to Unhealthy Dieting
April 11, 2014
- College Women: Have a Healthy Spring Break
March 23, 2014
Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.
Copyright © 2011 HealthDay. All rights reserved.