Basically, if you’re going to enjoy the sun, you need to be careful. Tens of thousands of people die each year from too much sun.
The risk of developing skin cancer is increased by exposure to sunlight. Sunblock can help protect against it but it is not one hundred percent.
Sunscreen is not just for summer. KYW’s medical editor Dr. Brian McDonough explains that many lotions and cosmetics provide the much-needed protection year round.