BREWER, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- With the sun-filled weather we've been having lately, people have been soaking up their vitamin D from the sun's rays. But some rays can damage your skin if you don't put on that sunscreen.
Between the hours of 10am and 4pm is when UVA and UVB rays are at its highest. In order to prevent skin damage like cancer, sunspots, and wrinkles, even on cloudy days, it's important to put on sunscreen. Most doctors recommend using at least 30 SPF and reapplying every two to three hours.
"That little bit of tan actually, it brings out your melanin and what not," Sarah Stewart, DO at UMaine, said. "You get that nice look and everything but if you really burn on top of that, you're getting more skin damage."
If you're participating in water sports or sweating, reapplying more frequently than every few hours is highly recommended.