You Need More Than Sunscreen to Protect Against Skin Cancer

Research shows that just SPF isn’t cutting it anymore.

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A new study conducted at the National Cancer Institute in Maryland found that people who are pale, and therefore more sensitive to the sun, need more protective measures than just sunscreen. In the survey, the research team found that out of about 16,000 people who were deemed sensitive to the sun, the 62 percent that only used sunscreen were the most sunburnt. 

The study suggested wearing a hat and other protective clothing, in addition to sunscreen application. The researchers also advised seeking shade when possible to avoid burning and reduce the risk of skin cancer. Skin cancers are some of the most common forms of cancers that millions of Americans are diagnosed with. Take protective measure to ensure you lower your risk while still enjoying the sun, the season, and the outdoors. 

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