To reduce the risk of skin cancer and early aging of the skin caused by exposure to the ultraviolet
rays of the sun:
A is for Away. Stay away from the sun between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
B is for Block. Use sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or more. Apply it 20 minutes
before going out. Reapply it every two hours. Cover lips and ears.
C is for Cover. Cover up with a wide-brimmed hat, long-sleeved shirt, and long pants. Stay in the
shade whenever it's possible.
S is for Speak Out. Spread the word to your family and friends. Share the sunscreen with your companions.
About 80%of damage done by sun exposure occurs during the first 18 years of life. Protect your
children by smoothing sunscreen on their skin before they go out.