Are You Sun Savvy?
Amy Tudor | April 19, 2012
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You need how much sun exposure daily to make enough Vitamin D?
Experts say you need 15 minutes of sunlight in order to get the benefits.
When should you apply sunscreen?
Putting sunscreen on a half hour before going outdoors gives it enough time to soak into your skin.
Medications can affect your sun tolerance?
Yes! Medications--both over-the-counter and prescription--can make you more susceptible to sunburn and other problems.
Wearing a shirt into the water will protect you from sunburn
Wearing tightly-woven, dark clothing can offer a little bit of protection when it is dry, but ordinary clothes will not protect you from getting burnt.
The lowest minimum SPF you should aim for is
Experts say you should always wear SPF 15 or greater for the best protection.
Dark or olive-skinned people don’t need to worry as much about skin cancer
Skin cancer affects people of all skin types and skin colors.
You should wear sunscreen even if you're spending less than 20 minutes in the sun
Absolutely! Any sun exposure can cause sun damage, depending on the time of day, time of year, and other factors, so you should wear a minimum SPF 15 any time you expect to be outdoors.
Most of a person’s lifelong sun damage occurs before what age?
By the time you leave High School, most of the sun damage you'll have has already been done. This means that even very outdoorsy children need to be diligent about sunscreen use.