UCLA Health Tips: Sunscreen Health Tips


With the blink of an eye, it’s already Summer, and our wonderful 4th of July 5K race sponsor, UCLA Health is here to provide valuable tips on sunscreen health!

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  • Sunscreen is Not Just for Sunny Days
    SPF 30+ sunscreen should be worn every day, even if the sun is not shining. Clouds only block 20-30% of UV rays.
  • What Does SPF Mean?
    Sun Protection Factor is an estimate ofhow well the sunscreen will protect your skin from burning. The higher the number the better.
  • Protective Clothing
    Use proper clothing, umbrellas and shade to keep out of direct sunlight. Add protection by wearing a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • If You Love Outdoor Activities
    Use a water-resistant broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with SPF of 30+. Reapply every two hours or immediately after being in the water.
  • The 10-2 Rule
    Even when you follow precautions, it is best to limit time in the sun between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm.
  • Avoid Tanning Beds
  • Visit a Doctor
    If you see any sudden or unusual skin change be sure to visit your dermatologist.