FORT WORTH, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The heat advisory in effect on Thursday across North Texas brings with it several concerns of over exposure to high temperatures.
Worries about the damage direct sunlight can cause skin are another concern.READ MORE: Thousands Of North Texas Students Head Back To School Monday
Dr. Angela Bowers of Southlake Dermatology says the best way to stay safe is to avoid being out in the sun, but clearly that isn’t an option for everyone.
For those who still have to be outside or chose to do so she says schedule your outdoor activities for the early morning hours or the evenings when the heat index isn’t as high.READ MORE: Texas Gov. Abbott Acknowledges Report Of Buffalo Bills Considering Austin As Possible Relocation Spot
The big advice for anyone outdoors during these conditions she says is use plenty of sunscreen with at least a 30 SPF rating.
Dr. Bowers said, “With this heat index like we have today. That sunscreen is not going to last for 5 or 6 hours.”
She advises re-applying it every 2 hours.MORE NEWS: Arlington Home Catches Fire During Sunday Storms
The American Cancer Society says this year in Texas alone there will be more than 4,200 new cases of Melanoma.