FDA Guidelines for Sun Protection

Applying sunscreen when you are outdoors is one of the best ways to prevent skin cancer. This video explains how to make sure you’re getting appropriate skin protection.

The sun radiates UVA and UVB rays, both of which contribute to skin cancer. Sunscreen can block these rays, but not all types of sunscreen are equally beneficial. For maximum protection, use sunscreen labeled as broad spectrum. This verifies that your sunscreen guards against both types of sunrays. Also consider the sun protection factor, or SPF. The higher the SPF, the more effective it is at safeguarding your skin. When possible, buy sunscreen with the highest SPF available.

Riverside Community Hospital strives to provide important information to Riverside area residents about the steps they can take to protect themselves from skin cancer. For more information on our hospital services, call (951) 788-3000.

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