2. Wear Hats
For the best protection wear a hat with a wide brim that shades your face, back of your neck, and ears. Hats with decorative holes in them will let the sunlight through. Baseball caps and straw fedoras also do not provide enough coverage to shield you from the sun.
3. Remember the Sunscreen
Wearing sunscreen is an absolute must regardless of your complexion. From latte, to caramel, to deep cocoa complexions, no one is exempt from the harmful UV rays of the sun. When choosing a sunscreen, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends a product that has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher.
3. Limit Your Exposure Time
Limit your exposure time in the sun by seeking shade under an umbrella, covered patio, or even under a tree while outside. The peak intensity of the sun occurs between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Avoid or at least minimize your sun exposure during these times.
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