Tips for preventing sunburn during Memorial Day weekend

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

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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.