Skin Cancer & Sun Safety
Keep safe in the sun:
- Wear a hat with a wide brim.
- Use sun protection any time you are in the sun for more than 10 minutes.
- Use a sunblock or a sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15.
- Some foods and medications can make you more sensitive to the sun. They include parsley, figs, carrots, celery, limes, oral contraceptives, antihistamines, tetracycline, antidepressants and thiazide diuretics.
- Skin products such as Retin-A or renova or alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) may also increase sensitivity.
- The best protection — stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
This information is not a substitute for consultation with a personal physician.