When summer hits New England, you can find many of us running to our favorite beach and/or lake to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet time alone, or hang with family and friends.

Whatever you prefer beaches or lakes, here are some important do's and don'ts you'll want to keep in mind when it comes to applying sunscreen:

A report from Fitness Magazine reveals that many of us are applying our sunscreen all wrong. When you go to the store you are sometimes overwhelmed by the selection of sunscreen. Lotions, Gels, Sprays, Sticks, the level of SPF, it can get very confusing. (Read the article here)

Bottom line, whatever brand you choose, make sure you're applying the sunscreen correctly and wearing it at all times when you're outdoors.

Credit Karen Kiley