- People with dark skin still need sunscreen – you can have skin damage even if you can’t visibly see it because of the tone of your skin.
- Waterproof sunscreen does come off somewhat in the water so be sure to re-apply.
- Sunscreen doesn’t last all day, so re-apply every few hours even if you’re not in the water.
- Always wear sunscreen between SPF 15-30. SPF 15 blocks 93% of UVB rays and SPF 30 blocks 97%, so SPF 15 is not twice as protective as SPF 30.
- Apply sunscreen 15-30 minutes before going out into the sun.
- You can get a sunburn on a cloudy day and even when you’re in the shade.
- There is no such thing as a healthy suntan. Any change in your natural skin color is a sign of skin damage. Every time your skin color changes after sun exposure, your risk of developing sun-related ailments increases. (www.epa.gov)