Skin cancer prevention: It is highly suggested that people decrease their exposure to UV rays in order to prevent skin cancer.
- Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., stay out of direct sunlight.
- Hats or caps, UV-blocking sunglasses, long-sleeved clothing, and full-length jeans are recommended.
- When it's extremely hot outside, especially in the summer, seek shade.
- Sunburns should be avoided at all costs, as they increase the risk of skin cancer.
- A water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 or more is advised while spending more than 20 minutes in the sun.
- Sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays are suggested.
- UV-light tanning booths and beds are not suggested.
- It is not suggested that infants and children be exposed to direct sunlight.
- Any worrisome spots should be checked out by a doctor.
- At least once a year, you should see a dermatologist for a skin check.