Dermatologist Talks Protecting Your Skin from the Sun's Rays
NORTH MANKATO-- As the spring season gradually gets warmer, the sun's rays on our face are a reminder to apply sunscreen.
Mayo Clinic Dermatologist Dr. Nikoo Cheraghi said ultraviolet rays from the sun have been known to cause a variety of damage in our skin, leading to issues like accelerated aging, or the United States' most common and preventable cancer, skin cancer.
"We actually don't put on enough sunscreen when we use it, so we know that when an average person uses sunscreen or applies sunscreen to their face," said Cheraghi.
"They're only putting about one-third of the necessary amount of sunscreen on their skin that is necessary to get those results, and on top of that sunscreen wears off after two hours, so it's super important to remember to reapply every two hours."
The dermatologist recommended using sunscreens that are SPF 30 or higher on a daily basis, and SPF 50 or higher if you are going to be outdoors.
-- KEYC News 12