As warm spring weather arrives early in the area, warmer summer weather is just around the corner. It’s time to restock the sunscreen supply shelf. While year-round sunscreen application is important, there are factors to pay attention to when the days are longer and the sun’s rays get stronger.
When choosing a sunscreen, pay attention to two items: The product’s SPF and whether or not it is a broad-spectrum sunscreen.
Two types of UV (ultraviolet) rays harm the skin: UVA rays prematurely age the skin, causing wrinkles. UVB rays burn the skin. Too much exposure to both can cause skin