Sneaky Secrets About Skin Cancer in Dark Skin
A little bit of built-in SPF doesn't mean you're off the hook. See why every complexion under the sun is at risk
The Solution: Slather it on
Reintgen and Shapiro advise using a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF 15 or greater every day. Apply sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside for chemical sunscreens and reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating. For immediate protection, try a physical sunscreen that blocks the sun (instead of absorbing and reflecting) that contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.
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