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TIPS: 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%.

Tips

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

Tips

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.

Tips

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

The Latest Sunscreen Research from EWG

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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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Imperfect Protection
EWG’s analysis of UV protection offered by U.S. sunscreen.

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Heather Armstrong's Story
Heather Armstrong, founder of Dooce.com, shares her struggle with skin cancer and her approach to sun safety.

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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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