Tips for preventing sunburn during Memorial Day weekend

Sunburns can cause skin cancer and some people are at higher risk than others.

To avoid sunburn, check the UV index before going outside.
When outdoors, wear sun protective clothing, a hat and sunscreen. 
A sunscreen of 30 SPF or higher is recommended.
Sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes prior to going out and every two hours afterward.
A typical sunburn may feel warm, itchy or tender to the touch.
It should flake or peel within a few days and heal in about a week.

Sunburns can be treated with aloe vera or petroleum jelly.

If a sunburn blisters, it’s recommended you see a dermatologist for additional care.