How to apply sunscreen



NHSChoices: An expert explains why it is important to protect your skin from sunburn to help avoid skin cancer. She also gives advice on how to apply sunscreen correctly and what to look out for when buying sunscreen.

You get exposed to both UVA and UVB light:

- UVB light is the light that Burns (causes sunburn)
- UVA light as the light that Ages the skin (wrinkles, etc.)

There is 8-10% increase in sun exposure for every 1,000 feet of elevation. In the summertime, you can get anywhere from 40-50% greater sun intensity than at sea level

Related reading:

Only 25% of Children Wear Sunscreen Regularly. WebMD, 2012.

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