Posted by: Concerned | 2009-02-04

Time in the sun

I like spending time outdoors in the sun and unfortunately I' m not keen on using sunscreen! On weekends I spend on average between 2 and 4 hours outdoors, often in direct sun. I do always use sunblock of at least SPF15 on my face, always wear a hat and try to avoid being outdoors during the most dangerous hours (between 10 and 3). I have dark hair but a fair skin. Is there a possibility that these hours in the sun will one day result in skin cancer for me? Your advice will be appreciated. Many thanks!

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Dear concerned
Regular sun exposure without sunblock does increase your risk of getting skin cancer. A sunblock SP15 is not enough protection. Try the product SP20 - it has SP factor from 15 to 60 to choose from and it is not oily.
Dr Bets

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