• By Jeff Olsen

Mayo Clinic Minute: Sun protection is for all seasons

September 1, 2016

young person's back with sunburn and sunscreenWhile you may associate sunscreen with summer activities, Mayo Clinic dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis says the protective lotion is something that should be part of a year-round routine.

“You protect your eyes and your teeth and your organs 12 months of a year, and the skin should be no different," says Dr. Davis. "From a practical standpoint, sunscreen with [a sun protection factor, or SPF rating] of 15 should be a bare minimum for daily use.”

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Davis explains why that’s true, no matter the day of the year or your location. Jeff Olsen reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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