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10 Smart Ways to Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk

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8. Wear a hat.

8. Wear a hat. So you've done everything right -- you're using the proper sunscreen and you've put it on perfectly -- and now you're wondering if a hat is pointless. Not at all. A hat with a brim that's more than 4 inches wide can reduce head and neck exposure to ultraviolet light by an impressive 70 percent, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. The best ones shield your ears and your neck as well as your face -- so bucket hats trump visors and baseball caps.

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garfieldmlogan wrote:

My wife always carries around a big tube of sunscreen with her fashion beachwear. I think it's kind of funny, but she's always the most stylish one at the beach!

7/12/2011 04:02:03 PM Report Abuse

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