Sunscreen Sun Safety

This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. With many of us spending more time outdoors this season, it’s important to protect ourselves from sunburn and skin damage.

Here are a few things to remember when applying sunscreen:

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Medical Misconception: Sun & Tanning Myths

To take advantage of the summer sunshine, many of us spend time outside whether on vacation or in our backyards. While “fun in the sun” is part of the season, two of the biggest summertime medical misconceptions have to do with sun exposure – skipping sun protection on a cloudy day and not wearing sunscreen depending on how well you tan.

On a cloudy or overcast day, many are tempted to skip the sunscreen — after all, the sun isn’t shining, so it can’t do any damage, right? Wrong. 

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