Since it is sunny nearly year-long in Utah, daily sunscreen use will minimize the damaging effects of sun exposure and likely skin cancer risk. Shade is clearly the "best" sunscreen, but protective clothing and wide-brimmed hats -- especially white and light blue in color -- is the next best option. Sunscreens are often applied improperly and in inadequate amounts. Sunscreens need to be applied onto cool and dry skin at least 15 minutes prior to sun exposure to allow for adequate skin adhesion of the product's active ingredients. As a general rule, adults need 1 fl oz, children 1/2 fl oz and infants 1/4 fl oz per application. Our advice for some good sunscreens are below:
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