Health Tip: Use Sunscreen Year-Round
Mar. 23 --
(HealthDay News) - While you may remember to use sunscreen before you head to the beach during the summer heat, your skin should be protected any time you are in the sun -- even during winter.
Here are suggestions for how and when to use sunscreen, courtesy of The Skin Cancer Foundation:Children aged 6 months or older should always wear sunscreen when they are outdoors. Children younger than 6 months should not be exposed to the sun whenever possible.People who work or sit near windows for long periods should wear sunscreen. Harmful UV rays do pass through windows.Wear sunscreen year-round, even on cloudy days, whenever you'll be outside.Use sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 15 or higher. Make sure the product offers broad-spectrum protection.