Health Tip: Protect Against Skin Cancer

Use sunscreen daily, no matter the weather

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(HealthDay News) -- A routine regimen of protection can help prevent you from getting skin cancer.

The American Academy of Dermatology suggests:

  • Cover all exposed skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF of at least 30 every day, even when cold or cloudy.
  • Make sure you use enough sunscreen. Be sure to cover the tops of your ears and feet, the back of your neck and, if balding, the top of your head.
  • Stay in the shade between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun is strongest.
  • Wear sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Be particularly careful around water and snow, since reflection can make the sun's rays more intense.


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