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Summer skin safety wearing sunscreen can reduce you risk of skin cancer by 50 percent

Posted: 7:07 PM, Jun 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-22 22:07:15-04

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, skin cancer is the most prominent cancer in the United States, but it's also the most preventable. 

Health professionals say wearing sun screen with an SPF of 15 and greater reduces the risk of skin cancer by 50 percent.

Tina Mousally, physician assistant with the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center in Bakersfield recommends adding sunscreen into your daily regiment, similar to brushing your teeth.

“Daily sunscreen use is very important, we often at times get caught outside when we are going to experience more uv rays than we thought...that’s why its important to put it on every single day,” said Mousally. 

Mousally recommends sunscreens with an SPF of 30 or greater for those living in California. She says to look for sunscreens with broad spectrum and minerals such as zinc and titanium.