Should we wear sunscreen every day?
Despite high temperatures dropping in Tucson, we still have warm days ahead of us. Adequate sun exposure provides vitamin D and helps fight depression. But, being exposed to ultraviolet rays for an extended period can lead to skin cancer and cause early skin aging. It is recommended to wear a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen with an SPF of at least 20 when performing outdoor activities.
What about cloudy or rainy days?
According to Dermatologist Katie Manno, we should wear sunscreen every day since ultraviolet rays are abundant. “You should wear sunscreen every day because when you are outside, you are constantly being exposed to UV radiation. UV radiation even penetrates through the clouds, so yes, you should even be putting on the cream on cloudy days." Dr. Mannon states that as we get exposed to the sun, we accumulate damage in the skin that can develop cancerous lesions later in life.
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