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Protecting skin from harmful UV rays

July is UV safety awareness month and officials want to remind you to protect yourself from the summer sun.

Officials recommend staying out of the sun during the day as much as possible, but if you do go out, it’s important to wear a strong sunscreen.

Officials recommend a 30+ SPF and reapplying every two hours, especially if swimming, something one woman said can be difficult to remember.

“I’m definitely one who tries to apply every couple of hours, but sometimes when you have fun and you’re out there doing things, it is easy to forget,” said Crystal Zehnle.

Officials also recommend wearing a wide-brim hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.

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