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Tips Before You Go Outside Sunscreen should be your last resort

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

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

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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%.

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

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

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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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EWG's Sun Safety Campaign
Because we are stronger together, EWG, forward-thinking companies and concerned citizens are teaming up to make a difference.

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Hall of Shame
Products that promise safe sun protection but don’t deliver.

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EWG’s Sunscreen Guide
When you head outdoors this summer arm yourself with products from EWG’s Best Sunscreens, SPF-rated moisturizers and lip products.

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What’s Wrong With High SPF
FDA calls these products "inherently misleading."

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Avoid Vitamin A in Sunscreens
This ingredient, commonly added to sunscreens, moisturizers and lip products, could increase your risk of skin cancer. Why is it still allowed?

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