Tips for Skin Protection
Dr. Janelle Vega, Dermatologist with Baptist Health South Florida, says sunscreen is very important, because the sun damage is cumulative: “From the day you’re born until the day you die, you have X amount of sun exposure. That’s something that happens every day whether you’re getting in and out of your car or you’re going to the mall”.
She also explains UVB is what is measured when you go to buy a sunscreen; this is what is going to burn you when you are out for a long period of time. “The problem is that UVA also affects your skin, so as an educated consumer you have to make sure that your sunscreen is protecting you from both,” she recommends.