Many people slather on sunscreen every day, but if you’re not choosing the right type or not using enough, it may not be working. Dr. Cecilia Larocca, a dermatologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, recommends you use no less than SPF 30 and reapply it every two hours. Your sunscreen should also be broad spectrum, says Dr. Larocca, meaning it covers both UVB and UVA rays.
Sunscreen and self-exams are incredibly important when it comes to melanoma prevention. We asked top dermatologists for some tips on how to be proactive when it comes to keeping your skin safe and healthy.