Do I Need Sun Protection If I Have Darker Skin?
Yes! People with darker skin produce more of a pigment called melanin, which does offer some natural protection against UV radiation. However, this protection is minimal, and even with darker skin, you can still get sunburned, and you can develop skin cancer from UV damage.
Does Clothing Block UV Rays?
Not really. Different types of material offer different levels of protection, depending on the type of material, but nothing is completely effective,...
Number 1: Skin Cancer
☀️Nearly 9,500 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each day in the U.S. alone
☀️1 in 5 Americans, 1 in 7 Canadians, and 2 in 3 Australians will develop skin cancer in their lifetime
☀️Having 5 or more sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma
Number 2: UV Double Trouble
Certain surfaces reflect UV radiation, hitting your the skin and eyes twice, adding...
Well + Good interviewed 6 Dermatologists about staying safe while in the sun, and what did they have to say? You guessed it, 6 out of 6 MD's agree that wearing a big hat is key! Here are top 5 other helpful recommendations from those who get paid to talk sun protection: