Sunshine is great for stress relief and vitamin D . . . but too much can harm your skin.
- Apply enough SPF 30+ sunscreen - 1 oz. (shot glass) for your body and a nickel size amount for your face 30 minutes before you go outside or get in the water.
- Don’t forget ears, tops of feet and hands, hairline and swimsuit line
- Reapply sunscreen every two hours. Set an alarm on your phone to remind you.
- Reapply sunscreen after swimming or sweating a lot
- Avoid being outside during the sun’s peak times 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wear a wide-brimmed hat and a sun shirt. Look for clothing with UV protection.
- Don’t forget sunglasses. UV rays are harmful to eyes too.
- Pay attention to the UV rating. Anything above a 3, leads to an increased risk of getting a sunburn.
- Want that tanned look? Use a self-tanning product instead
If you see something new, changing or unusual on your skin, get it checked out.
Need a skin cancer check? Call 651-460-2300. Learn more about Dermatology Services.