With summer in full swing, it's time for the beach, the pool and spending time outside. While there are perks to getting active in the great outdoors, it's important to protect your skin from the sun's rays, which cause skin damage, wrinkles and skin cancer. But not all sun protection was created equal. We've got tips to help you choose – and make sure you properly use – your sunscreen!
Know Your Coverage
Broad-spectrum sunscreen provides protection from both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. Sunscreens with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or lower may protect against sunburn, but they may not offer proper protection from wrinkling or skin cancer. Opt for formula an SPF of 30 or higher to keep yourself safe. Something rated SPF 30 is not "twice as strong" as something with an SPF 15.