Skin Care By The Numbers
Instead, skin researchers have some other suggestions for you. We
stopped by the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Oak Campus today to tell
you a little bit more about these suggestions. They want you to know
some numbers and here they are:
1- One ounce of sunscreen is what you need on your skin for protection. That's about a half a teaspoon.
2- It's the maximum number of hours you should go before you reapply sunscreen.
3--Three years is the max you should keep a bottle of sunscreen.
6- Six is the number of hours you need to know. Between 10am and 4pm
are the six hours of peak sun-time you are most at risk for skin cancer.
20- It's the percent risk you have of getting skin cancer The risk is 33% if you are caucasian.
40- That's how many minutes a waterproof sunscreen will protect you
before it wears off in the water. Don't depend on inside protection for
the outside; now is a great time to pick up a new bottle of sunscreen.