Do you need sunscreen every single day, or only when you’re outside? The amount of sunshine exposure can vary. Tim Ioannides MD recommends that every person get an SPF of 30 or higher when going out into the sun. This level of protection offers 97 percent coverage. Unfortunately, not everyone has this level of protection, so they should wear a chemical sunscreen lotion with an SPF over 50. Also, people need to stay away from mineral sunscreens because they provide minimal protection against the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays.
Even for fair-skinned individuals, should reapply the substance after two hours. Tim Ioannides MD also recommends carrying around your prescription eye protection. Also ensure, the sunlight doesn’t damage your eyes. According to Tim Ioannides MD, we get a pretty fair amount, or almost enough. Most people should at least get a half hour’s worth of sun exposure in the middle of the day, about 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Does that mean getting a little bit of the sun on your skin and getting a little bit burned a little bit? There’s a lot of types of sunburns. Like we don’t want you to get a burn. But you can also get a sunburn on your face, on your chest, on your arms. That’s what a burn is. You can get a sunburn on your body, but just kind of like it’s OK. It is usually slow-growing and, if not removed, may appear as raised or tender lumps. The affected area will often have patches of non-cancerous skin that were damaged during a previous tanning session.
Tim Ioannides MD is a multi-award-winning dermatologist based in the US and UK. He’s been honored with a number of accolades, including Best Skin Awards from Esquire and RazzleDazzle and an International Skincare Practitioner of the Year award from Dermatology Today. In 2008, Dr. Ioannides received the Sir James Dunn medal in Medicine. In 2014, he received the 2012 Global Award of Excellence from the World Economic Forum.