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Protecting your skin is more than just choosing the right sunscreen; you should also choose the right cover as another option to protect yourself from the sun. You should be sure that you are using a sunscreen with at least a SPF 15 when you go out in the sun for extended periods of time, but you can protect yourself in other ways as well. Protecting yourself from the sun is the best way to prevent skin cancer. Learn more skin cancer preventions tips. One way to protect yourself from sun exposure is to cover yourself up. You can do this by wearing a long sleeved cool shirt when you are in the sun for a long time. A wide brimmed hat can also help to protect you from the sun’s rays. There are a variety of hats that are both stylish and comfortable to choose from. Certain types of clothes also have SPF protection built in. Learn which types of cloth provide the best protection from SkinCare-MD.

Sun Protecting Clothes

Additionally you may consider using an umbrella for extra shade from the sun. There are a variety of umbrellas or parasols that have been designed to protect your skin from the sun. These are lightweight options that allow you to have extra protection when you are walking and out enjoying the beautiful weather.

If you are spending alarge amount of time in the sun, but staying in one place you should consider using a sand umbrella at the beach or a shade tent at a park. You can also use the umbrellas from your deck table to protect yourself from the sun when you are grilling out or enjoying a meal on the patio.