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Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tip: Protect Your Skin

Protect Your Skin

Take a few minutes to protect your skin and help prevent diseases, including skin cancer and West Nile Virus.

  • Put on sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher and with both ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B (UVA and UVB) protection. Reapply sunscreen after swimming and excessive sweating.
  • Seek shade and consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Cover up with clothing and sunglasses.
  • Avoid using tanning beds and sunlamps.
  • Put on insect repellent with DEET or Picaridin to protect from mosquito and tick bites.

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