How do I protect myself if I need to be in the sun during peak hours?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

If you have to be in the sun during its peak hours (from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), protect yourself by wearing clothing that's light but still covers most of your skin and a wide-brimmed hat, and don't forget to protect exposed skin by applying sunscreen. Choose a sunscreen that has a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15. Reapply your sunscreen every two hours, or after swimming or sweating heavily. Try to find a sunscreen that protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Finally, remember to wear sunscreen on cloudy days, too, because UV rays come through the clouds.

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

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