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Skin Cancer Foundation gives sun safety tips for national "Don't Fry Day"

Posted at 8:08 AM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 11:08:42-04

Be sure to pack on the sunscreen on Friday to protect your skin for national "Don't Fry Day."

Summer is right around the corner and the Skin Cancer Awareness Foundation wants to remind people to stay sun safe.

Skin Cancer Awareness Month is wrapping up and the Friday before Memorial Day is "Don't Fry Day."

They say just five sunburns doubles your risk of melanoma, one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer.

Sun Safety Tips:

- Apply one ounce of broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside

- Reapply sunscreen every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating

- Stay in the shade during peak sun hours, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

- Cover up with clothing, wide-brimmed hats and UV-blocking sunglasses