Not to be a "Debbie Downer" as you head off for your holiday fun in the sun, but a bad sunburn can lead to more than a night of agony—it could cause permanent damage or even lead to skin cancer down the road.
That probably isn't news to any of us, because we're inundated all summer long with ads and articles discussing sunscreen and sunblock, SPFs and UV rays.
We know we should be using sunscreen, but which one and what SPF? I asked Dr. Audrey Kunin, a dermatologist, to give us some simple tips for staying safe in the sun.
She told me sunscreens that claim to be above SPF 30 don't offer any more protection, although they frequently tout a higher price tag. We should look for the words "broad spectrum" and SPF 30 on the label to get the best protection.
And reapplying is the name of the game. Slather on a layer of sunscreen 30 minutes before you head outside, and every two hours after, for optimal protection from dangerous UV rays, even if the sunscreen is labeled waterRead More »from Don’t Feel the Burn!