The key to managing the very serious effects of UV is summed up in two words: prevent and protect.
Prevention and protection come in the form of 4 simple strategies. Use sunscreen. Plan your exposure. Take breaks. Cover up.
Sunscreen is a big topic unto itself. Bottom line – the best sunscreen is the one you’re willing to wear. That said, look for full UVA and UVB protection and a minimum of SPF 30. Chemical sunscreen is absorbed into skin which may cause irritation or allergy for some. Mineral sunblock sits on the skin surface and is well tolerated but read labels to assure full UVA/UVB protection. Combination products are common.
Dr. Peirson has put together the chart below to help you find the best sunscreen for you.