Spray, lotion, or stick? Hawaiian Tropic, Neutrogena, Coppertone, Sun Bum, or Banana Boat? Sport, water resistant, or sensitive? SPF 30, SPF 50, or SPF 15?

There's much to consider when purchasing the best sunscreen for your skin, but the last thing you want is to go without it and end up with a bad sunburn all over your body.

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Keeping your skin protected from the sun is so important that before you head outside this summer make sure you take the time to apply sunscreen.

Sometimes I feel like I'm not getting full protection using the sprays, especially at the beach. I find when applying half of it blows away so I tend to use both lotion and the spray.

With so many levels of SPF which number is the right amount?

According to the Courier Post, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention recommends sunscreens with an SPF of 30 or above, as well as other sun protection methods.

They also recommend when choosing and applying sunscreen to use a waterproof, broad-spectrum product and not wait until you get to where you're going to apply.

You should apply sunscreen 15 minutes before going outside.

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Also, they say you should reapply every 2 hours or as soon as you're done swimming or sweating.

The most dangerous time to be out in the sun is between 10 am to 4 pm so if you can avoid the sun during those hours the better.

Other ways you can protect yourself are by wearing a hat, long sleeves, and sunglasses.

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