Harvard Men's Health Watch

Sunscreen confusion

Men may not be doing all they need to protect themselves from sun damage and skin cancer. Proper protection against skin cancer continues to be relevant once a man hits age 65. “Unfortunately, ultraviolet [UV] exposure and damage is cumulative over our lifetimes,” says Dr. Joseph Merola, a dermatologist with Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “There is no safe age at which we can put down the sunscreen or stop thinking about…

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