1. Stay hydrated.

2. Use sunscreen when outdoors. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using at least SPF 30. Use sunscreen even on a cloudy day or cool days. Re-apply every 2 hours. Also, check the expiration dates-shelf life is typically 3 years.

3. Load up on Melon-Cantaloupe is the melon of choice for the summer. It is high in antioxidants and can actually boost your SPF by several factors. Berries, tomatoes and vitamin E-rich nuts can also boost your SPF.

4. Wear a wide-brimmed hat instead of a ball cap

5. Wear sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection

6. Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

7.Be aware of medications that increase your sensitivity to the sun.