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10 Ways to Stay Safe and Stylish Under the Sun

Keep your cool with sun hats, SPF, protective sunglasses and more

A woman wearing a sun hat and sunglasses is looking out at the water while sitting in a chair

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Summer is a constant quest to do the right thing. We always have questions. Do I also need sunscreen if my CC cream has SPF? Are UPF rash guards a gimmick or a must-have? Is the sun frying my hair ... or is it my flat iron? Neither Siri, social media nor a crystal ball will be much help. There’s simply too much info out there, and much of it is contradictory, skimpy on the what-to-do-about-it part or so youth-oriented it has no relevance to life at 50. No worries. Here are 10 tips for hot times in one neat cheat sheet.

Lois Joy Johnson is a beauty and style editor who focuses on women 50 and older. She was the beauty and style editor at Ladies’ Home Journal and a founding editor of More magazine. She has written three books: The Makeup Wakeup, The Wardrobe Wakeup and The Woman's Wakeup.