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In Your Skin: The Importance Of Sun Protection

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Jul 29, 2011

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Protecting your skin doesn’t stop at sunscreen. You can double your defense against the sun by keeping as much of your skin as covered as possible, especially if you’re fair-skinned or prone to sunburn. “As tempting as it is to strip down while you’re training or racing—and you probably have the body to do that—keep your clothes on,” says Jackson. “A shirt has an SPF of approximately 8, so it’s better than nothing.”

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