It’s summer and time to enjoy the outdoors. But too much sun is not a good thing. Even 1 or 2 blistering sunburns instantly raises your risk for skin cancer. Many of us apply sunscreen, but how much SPF protection do we really need and how often do we apply it?
It looks like any SPF 30 or above gives you no additional protection. Use about a shot glass full of sunscreen to cover your whole body and use it every 2 hours or more often if sweating or getting wet.
If you are outside alot or for long periods of time, consider sun protective clothing that you see in outdoor stores that offer ultraviolet protection.
Of course, covering up with normal clothes is good too.
Also, talk to your practitioner if you notice any skin changes to areas of the skin that are sun exposed.
Have a fun summer, and do what you can to avoid sunburn and the risk of skin cancer.