How to Protect

  •  Babies under the age of 6 months should never be in direct sunlight and should always wear a hat and clothing that protects them from UV rays. (Heath Woman) 
  •  The skin cancer foundation considers clothing to be the most safe and effective defense in the fight against skin cancer and aging. UPF 50 is the highest protection rating clothing can have. (Caliber) 
  •  SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, and it indicates a sunscreen’s ability to block UVB rays. (Mental Foss) 
  •  Seek shade when possible, especially during the hours of 10:00 am to 4:00 pm when the sun's rays are strongest. (Heath Women) 
  •  Reapply sunscreen to your entire body every 2 hours. Reapply every hour if you are swimming or sweating. (Cancer)
  •  Use sunscreen because UV rays bounce around a blot. You can get burned even when you’re in the shad. (Prevention)
  •  Hats with wide 4 in. (10 cm) brims that cover your neck, ears, eyes, and scalp. (WebMD)
  • Sunglasses with lenses that have 99% to 100% UV absorption. (Cancer)
  • Apply sunscreen 20 to 30 minutes before leaving your home. (Waikiki How)

SPF (Sun Protection Factor) scale I s not linear:


  •   SPF15 blocks 93% of UVB rays 
  •  SPF30 blocks 97% of UVB rays
  •  SPF50 blocks 98% of UVB rays (Dad Gerblam)