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How long can I be in the sun before my skin will burn?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Everyone's skin burns at a different rate. And how fast you'll burn can depend on a number of factors, including the time of day, the strength of sunscreen you're wearing and your complexion. You should keep in mind, however, that skin can burn within minutes when UV radiation levels are high.

Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing to safeguard your skin from the sun's harmful rays.

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