Healthcare specialists have helpful tips for avoiding damage to your skin from the sun

The most important time to avoid sun exposure is between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Covering skin with clothing and wearing wide brim hats are ways to avoid harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun.

Specialist said any skin exposed to the sun should be covered by sun screen. Gundersen Health System wellness education specialist Jessica Boland said, “Make sure you have a sunscreen that is broad-spectrum, with helioplex and at least an SPF of 30.” She also said sunscreen should be re-applied about every 90 minutes and that it should be re-applied when you leave the water if you have been swimming.

Lotions are preferred by specialists, but if you use spray-on sunscreen make sure you still rub it in. Make sure noses, hands and the tops of ears are all covered.