Ev­ery­thing you need to know about UV pro­tec­tion

From brush­ing up on the ba­sics to choos­ing the right for­mula, we’ve got you cov­ered.

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When it comes to ward­ing off deep wrin­kles, brown spots, and can­cer, sun­screen is your skin's best friend- pro­vided you pick one with an SPF 30 or higher and put it on cor­rectly. But more than 90 per­cent of peo­ple don’t ap­ply it right, says Joshua Ze­ich­ner, M.D., di­rec­tor of clin­i­cal re­search at Mount Si­nai Hos­pi­tal’s depart­ment of der­ma­tol­ogy, which may help ex­plain the sky­rock­et­ing rates of skin can­cer in women. One big er­ror is notwear­ing enough. “Youneed a full ounce for your body, re­serv­ing a 1⁄2 tea­spoon for your face and neck,” says Ze­ich­ner. Tim­ing is cru­cial too, he adds. “Ap­ply it 30min­utes or more be­fore step­ping out­doors.” Also key: reap­ply­ing at least ev­ery two hours. Read on for ad­vice to help you suc­cess­fully nav­i­gate the sun­screen aisle.

TOP HAT Each inch of brim re­duces your life­time risk of skin can­cer by

10 per­cent.

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