The Golden Rules of Sun Protection

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Sun safety 101

By Beth Janes

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know to apply sunscreen. There's lifesaving reason to: About 3.5 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year. "The incidence of skin cancer, including melanoma—the deadliest kind—is going up, and wearing sunscreen is one of the best ways to prevent it," says Ronald Moy, MD, a dermatologist and spokesperson for the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Stick with these smart tips—and check out our product picks—to make sure you're as protected as you can possibly be.

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