After a long winter, the warm summer sun feels so good on your skin. And it's the way most people get their vitamin D. But spending hours in the sun without protection isn't healthy. Read our tips below and then take our multiple-choice quiz to see how much you remember.
- Stay out of the sun, particularly from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when the sunlight is strongest.
- Apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 and one that offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Even on cloudy days.
- Cover up with loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirt and pants to protect your skin.
- Wear a hat with a brim to protect your face, head, neck and ears.
- Wear sunglasses that block as much UVA and UVB rays as possible.
Take the Summer Sun Exposure Quiz at AHealthyMe.com.