To help reduce your chances of getting AKs and skin cancer, take the following steps:
- Avoid sun exposure.
- Wear long sleeves, long pants or a long skirt, and a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors, especially during the middle of the day.
- Use sun screen with an SPF of at least 15. Use of sunscreen was found to reduce the rate of actinic keratosis by 50%.
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