Doctors say people need to use sunscreen more

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – With warmer weather here, doctors are asking people to put on some sunscreen. Too much sun can cause more harm than just a sunburn and can lead to skin cancer.

Doctors recommend sunscreen that is at least SPF 30 or stronger. Children six months and younger should avoid the sun altogether.

Dr. Timothy Snyder said too often people do not put sunscreen on frequently enough, especially during cloudy days.

“Even an overcast day, that doesn’t stop the ultraviolet light rays, so that sometimes fools people into thinking they don’t need the protection. You can get a pretty good sunburn on an overcast day,” said Dr. Snyder.

In addition to skin care, wearing sunglasses can be beneficial to your health as well.

Snyder said too much ultraviolet light can lead to cataracts.

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