As you might expect, the simplest and best way to prevent skin cancer is to exercise caution while in the sun and to refrain from using damaging products such as tanning beds and booths. While in the sun, it is imperative that people, especially children, wear sun-protective clothing, hats and sunscreen (that is reapplied as directed!) It is also important to note that UV rays can affect people all year round, including in the fall and winter – whether the sun is shining or whether it is hazy and cloudy. Also, these damaging rays can reflect off the water, snow and sand causing extra exposure to their radiation.
The general consensus is that the daytime hours between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and in the late spring and early summer are when UV ray rays are at their strongest.