Sunnybrook dermatologist Dr. Perla Lansang offers tips for choosing the best sunscreen and how to apply it:
- Look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen. This will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays.
- Choose a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
- You need to use about one shotglass worth of sunscreen for your entire body.
- Use sunscreen on a daily basis rather than an as needed basis. Wear it all year.
- Wear sun protective clothing.
- Avoid peak UV hours.