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How much sun exposure constitutes enough for sunscreen wear?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Anytime your skin is exposed to the sun, it's at risk. Anytime your skin will be uncovered and in the sun, you should protect it with sunscreen. Even short time periods, such as a quick walk, can increase your risk of developing skin diseases.

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