Choose a sunscreen that is suitable for your skin type. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, look for a non-comedogenic sunscreen that won’t clog pores. If you have sensitive skin, choose a sunscreen that is hypoallergenic and free of fragrances and other potentially irritating ingredients.

Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your ears, neck, and lips. These areas are often forgotten, but they can be vulnerable to sunburn and skin cancer. Use a lip balm with SPF to protect your lips.

Apply sunscreen under your clothing. If you are wearing a swimsuit or other clothing that exposes a lot of skin, apply sunscreen directly to your skin before putting on your clothes. This will help ensure that all areas of your skin are protected.

Reapply sunscreen frequently. Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours, or immediately after swimming or sweating. Use a water-resistant sunscreen if you will be swimming or engaging in water sports.

Protect your eyes. In addition to wearing sunglasses, you can also use a hat with a wide brim to protect your eyes and the sensitive skin around them from the sun’s harmful rays.

Know your limits. The sun’s rays are strongest between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., so try to stay out of direct sunlight during these times. If you do need to be outside during peak hours, take breaks in the shade or use an umbrella to protect yourself.

By following these tips, you can help protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun and reduce your risk of skin cancer.