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We can't wait to get outdoors and spend some time in the warm summer sun. Before you do be sure to read these tips to keep you and your children safe. The warm rays of the sun feel good on our skin. Too much sun can be harmfull, so be careful!

If you are in the sun between 11 am and 4 pm, wear long pants, long sleeves and a hat with a wide brim to protect your skin from sunburn.

Wear sunglasses that say UVA/UVB blocking.

unse a sunscreeen lotion or cream that is SPF 15 or more. SPF means SUN PROTECTION FACTOR. Using a higher SPF number gives you more protection from the sun.

Use a sunscreen that says "broad-spectrum" on the label. It will screen out most of the UVA/UVB rays.

Put sunscreen on your skin at least 20 minutes before you go out in the sun. Don't forget your lips, ears and nose. These parts of your body burn easily.

Sunscreen gets washed off by water and sweat. So, reapply sunscreen after swimming or if you are sweating.



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