What are the benefits of using sun protection?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

As your aging skin is exposed to sun, it shrinks, loses the oils that keep it bouncy and filled out, dries up, and wrinkles. But with proper treatment and sun protection, the skin can grow thicker, produce protective oils, and maintain a glow and bounciness, giving you the appearance you had before you spent too much time in the sun. And protecting yourself from the sun is the single best way to reduce your risk of melanoma.

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Proper sun care is essential because of wrinkles and dangers like melanoma. Experts estimate that more than 90 percent of skin cancers stem from overexposure to tanning beds and the suns ultraviolet radiation. Wear protective clot...

hing and sunscreen outdoors, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the suns rays are strongest. Choose a sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays with an SPF of 15 or higher. Apply about 15 to 30 minutes before going outside, then reapply every two hours.

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