Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Is It Too Early For Sunscreen?

Woman applying sunblock protection on shoulders
Getty Images/iStockphoto

With temperatures landing in the 80’s this week, it looks like summer is officially up us!

How long should you wait to put on some sun screen? The answer might surprise you.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the time to put on sunscreen is pretty much all the time. The stunning statistic that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lifetime tells you that sunscreen is a necessity. Especially when we’ll be out baking in the summer sun soon enough.

What kind of sunscreen should you spring for? The AAD recommends a sunscreen that:

  • Protects against UVA and UVB rays
  • Has an SPF of 30 or more
  • Is water resistant

Isn’t sunscreen just for when it’s hot out though? Nope. The AAD elaborates:

Every day if you will be outside. The sun emits harmful UV rays year-round. Even on cloudy days, up to 80 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate your skin.

So, there you go. Put on sunscreen yesterday. Also, if you’ve got tattoos, you’re going to want an even strong SPF rating, and be sure to smother that art as often as possible. New tattoos are notorious for getting damaged in the sun.

Best of 103.5 Kiss FM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Friends With Benefits quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Friends With Benefits contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.