Did you know that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, with more than 2 million new cases reported every year in the U.S.? That’s more than all other forms of cancer combined! And the leading cause of skin cancer is sun exposure. Even one sunburn in your life can more than double your chances of developing skin cancer! So now that summer’s here, I’ve done some research and made this list of the 7 ways you can protect your skin this summer!
1. Avoid Sun Exposure between 11 a.m. and 1 P.m
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This is the time of day when the sun’s rays are the strongest, so avoid outdoor activities during this time. For instance, put off mowing the lawn or doing gardening work, and do it in the evening or morning instead. If you do need or want to be outside during peak sun time, wear loose cotton clothing anda sunblock!