Sunscreen needs to be worn year-round for protection
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —
Spring is finally here, but before you go out for fun in the sun, doctors want you to be mindful of your skin.
Doctors at Springfield Clinic recommend using lotion with sunscreen protection for your daily routine. Sunscreen is also recommended if you plan on being in the sun for long periods of time.
Surprisingly, doctors see the worst sunburns in March and April.
Cassandra Claman, MD at Springfield Clinic, said sunscreen really needs to be worn year-round.
"The fact is, you really need to wear sunscreen year-round and not just with the cue that it's hot, so now I need sunscreen. You just need it all year," Claman said.
When it comes to protecting your kids, be sure to dress them in protective clothing.
Also, don't forget about reapplying sunscreen throughout the day. Once in the morning is not enough.