5 Ways To Prevent Skin Cancer

Health

#1 Wear sunblock every day and reapply.

Just because it’s cloudy, doesn’t mean you should ditch the sunscreen – UV radiation can still filter through the cloud cover and cause damage to your skin. “If exercising or in the water, sunscreen should be reapplied every 20 minutes. Reapplication is particularly important when UV index is the highest, which is usually between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,” says Dr. Hooman Khorasani, a skin cancer surgeon and chief of the division of Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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