According to the CDC, the sun can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes, regardless of if you're in the sun, in a car, or outside on a cloudy day. Even scarier, the rate of melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer), has doubled in the last 30 years.
The most important thing you can do to protect your skin is to wear sunscreen that is SPF 15 or higher every day of the year.
It can be difficult to remember to wear sunscreen. Here are a couple of places to store it to help you remember:
- In the shower: Apply after you towel off.
- Next to your toothbrush: Apply while swishing your mouthwash.
- Next to the coffee pot: Apply while waiting for your coffee to brew.