Spending time outdoors is a great way to be physically active, reduce stress and get vitamin D. You can wok and play outside without increasing your risk for skin cancer by protecting your skin from the sun.
Stay in the Shade: UV light is at its strongest between 10am and 4pm. Try to stay out of direct sunlight during these hours to help prevent UV exposure.
Wear Clothes to cover your skin: Long sleeved shirts, pants or long shorts are the most protective. Some clothing is made with UV protection. Use Sunscreen: Use sunscreen products with broad spectrum protection and choose a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Sunscreen needs reapplied at least every 2 hours. Some may need reapplied more if you are sweating or swimming so always check the label to be sure. Tip: Use at least 1 ounce of sunscreen (about a shot glass or enough to fill the palm of your hand) to cover your arms, legs, neck, and face.
Wear a wide brimmed hat: Be sure your hat protects the eyes, nose, scalp, and ears.
Wear Sunglasses: Large framed and wraparound sunglasses are best. Wear glasses that protect UVA and UVB rays. Children need smaller versions of adult glasses. Do not use toy sunglasses
Avoid tanning beds: Tanning devices can cause long-term skin damage and increase your risk for skin cancer.