• When possible, wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, sunglasses that block 100 percent of ultraviolet rays, and a hat with at least a 3-inch brim.
  • Apply and reapply sunscreen, especially during peak hours.
  • Reapply every two hours ... or more often if you're sweating or jumping in and out of the water.
  • Stay in the shade whenever possible and avoid the peak hours of the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Be aware of the invisible sun on a cloudy, overcast or hazy day.
  • Limit exposure to reflective surfaces like water and sand.
  • Don' fall asleep with the sun beating down on you, as you could wake up to a painful, crimson surprise.
  • Severe sunburn covers a large portion of your body with blisters. It can be accompanied by a high fever and severe pain. In these cases, see a doctor.
-- Air Force Safety Center