Doctors say hats, light, long-sleeved clothing and sunscreen are the best way to protect against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.

Dr. Jennifer Lee, a general practitioner, said the sun damages skin throughout a person’s lifetime, and some of the harmful effects are sunburns, premature aging or skin
cancer.

“Sun exposure happens over a lifetime, because we all enjoy the outdoors, and you should enjoy the outdoors,” she said. “This is accumulative damage from the sun, so you want to think about protecting the skin.”

Education is the key to lifelong healthy skin, she said, beginning with parents teaching their children the importance of

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