Everyone can protect their skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays in less than five minutes, which is less time than it takes for skin damage to happen in the sun. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS) in as little as 15 minutes skin can be damaged by the sun; making sun protection an important part of daily skin care needs. Spending time in the sun increases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging.
To reduce your risk, and keep skin looking youthful try these four ways to protect yourself according to the ACS:
1. Slip on a shirt.
2. Slop on sunscreen, with a Sun Protection Factor of 30 or high.
3. Slap on a hat.
4. Wrap on sunglasses to protect your eyes and sensitive skin around them.