(WXOW) – Even with chillier spring weather, the sun can sneak up on you. And with a return to warmer temperatures, we’re sure to see more of our nearest star.
Sunny spring and summer days can be a big concern for those who spend even modest amounts of time outside. Gundersen Health System dermatologist Dr. April Farrell said sunburn can happen in a matter of minutes.
Farrell offers some recommendations for keeping yourself safe this summer:
- Stay out of the sun during peak hours: 10 am – 2 pm
- Use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30
- Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours (sooner if going in the water)
- Wear protective clothing: hats, long sleeves