EWG's Guide to Sunscreens EWG's Guide to Sunscreens

Tips Before You Go Outside Sunscreen should be your last resort


Wear clothes.
Shirts, hats, shorts and pants shield your skin from the sun’s UV rays, reducing risk by 27%.


Plan around the sun.
Go outdoors in early morning or late afternoon when the sun is lower in the sky.


Find shade – or make it.
Picnic under a tree or take a canopy to the beach. Keep infants in the shade, reducing the risk of multiple burns by 30%.


Don’t get burned.
Red, sore, blistered skin means you’ve gotten far too much sun.


Sunglasses are essential.
Not just a fashion accessory, sunglasses protect your eyes from UV radiation.


Check UV Index
The UV Index provides important information to help you plan your outdoor activities in ways that prevent sun overexposure.

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