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Reliant Medical Group Southboro Medical - Now a part of Reliant Medical Group Phone number for Reliant Medical Group: (800) 283-2556 Phone number for Southboro Medical Group: (508) 481-5500

Sunscreen Tips

Ever wonder, does sunscreen really expire? How much do I really need to put on before heading outdoors? Check out these helpful sunscreen tips and find out!

  • Be sure to put on at least 1 oz of sunscreen (about the amount in a shot glass) to cover your body. You want to put on a nice, thick coat so you are well-protected from the sun.
  • Always put on sunscreen 10 to 15 minutes before going outside. This gives it a chance to absorb into your skin.
  • Choose a sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher. Pick one labeled “broad spectrum” to protect against UV-A and UV-B rays.
  • Sunscreen should be reapplied approximately every two hours. You may need to reapply more often if you’re swimming or sweating.
  • Sunscreen degrades with age, so always check the expiration date before using.

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