Sun Protection Myths
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As the summer season approaches and many of us head outside to bask in the sun, what sorts of myths have we been telling ourselves about the best ways to protect our skin from the sun? Is 100 SPF really necessary? How long can you be outside before the sun starts to damage your skin? Do you only need sunscreen in the summer? How much is enough sunscreen to put on your skin?

On this episode of the Merck Manuals Medical Myths podcast, we welcome back Dr. Jonette Keri, Associate Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is also Chief, Dermatology Service at Miami VA Hospital.

This is Part 2 of a three-part series on dermatology. Stay tuned for the final episode of the series where we talk about skincare beauty myths.

Click here to learn more about skin damage and how to properly protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays.

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