Home Health Information Media Slideshows 6 ways to help yourself stay sun safe6 ways to help yourself stay sun safe Media Videos Slideshows Infographics Diagrams 6 ways to help yourself stay sun safe 10 dietary changes to combat the effects of IBS 5 easy ways to avoid constipation or haemorrhoids 7 ways to improve your diet 9 benefits of physical activity during pregnancy A high sun protection factor is a must.Use a high sun protection factor (SPF) – at least factor 15, and higher if you’ve ever had skin cancer. Use a high sun protection factor (SPF) – at least factor 15, and higher if you’ve ever had skin cancer. The sun's rays are strongest around this time You need a whole handful to cover your body. If you spread it too thinly, the SPF will be much less than the label suggests. About 50% of your lifetime sun exposure is likely to happen before the age of 18. Your kids and grandchildren are far too interested in playing with their friends to remember to think about their skin. If you notice any skin changes that you think might be cancer, don’t delay – most skin cancers can be completely cured, but only if they’re treated early. MoreNow you have read 6 ways to help yourself stay sun safe, why not look at some of our other slideshows.