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TIPS: Sunscreen Should Be Your Last Resort

Tips

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

Tips

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

Tips

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 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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The Trouble With Sunscreen Chemicals
Many sunscreen chemicals are absorbed into the body and can impact our health.

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

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EWG's Sun Safety Campaign
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