Is Sunscreen Worth Applying?


Over the last 30 years, more people have gotten skin cancer than every other kind of cancer combined. Approximately 3.3 million people in the U.S. are treated for nonmelanoma skin cancer each year, and about 20 percent of Americans will develop the disease at some point in their lives. You might be tempted to limit your trips outside after hearing these statistics, but sunshine and fresh air offer a variety of mental and physical benefits. You just need to arm yourself with the right equipment for minimizing your risks, such as protective clothing and a good sunscreen. What's in an SPF? [...]