The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has declared today Don't Fry Day. The sun-safety awareness campaign hopes to educate people on how best to protect their skin from dangerous UV rays.
Doctors diagnose over two million new cases of skin cancer in the U. S. each year, outnumbering all other cancers combined, according to the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention.
Here are a few safety tips for you this Memorial Day Weekend from our recent sunscreen report and Ratings.
- Don't rely on sunscreen alone.
- Wear protective clothing and limit time in the sun.
- Your sunscreen should be water resistant, with an SPF of at least 30.
- Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours or so and after swimming or sweating.
- Use 2 to 3 tablespoons of a lotion-based sunscreen on most of your body.