Sunscreen tips as beach, pool season approaches

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Before you know it, the warmer temperatures will be here.

But even in the milder temperatures, dermatologists will tell you that you should always protect yourself from the sun’s rays.

Studies have shown that applying the correct sunscreen can protect from developing skin cancer and can even keep you looking younger.

The question is which ones do the best job? According to the Food and Drug Administration, you should look for Oxybenzone, which protects your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rats.

Also, look for retinyl palmitate, an ingredient in sunscreen that protects against premature aging by keeping skin moist.

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends SPF of 30 or greater and always get a sunscreen that is water resistant.

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