Do I Have to Apply Sunblock After 6 Pm?

We wait until 6 pm during the summer for outdoor activity. Is it still necessary to apply sunblock?

Doctor Answers 1

Sunblock for sun exposure is important

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However, sometimes those sunsets can really pound your face at the end of the day.  So, if you are not directly in the sun, then I would say no, but if you are receiving some direct sunlight at that time (walk by the beach, sitting by the pool, outdoor sports), then you may want to consider it.

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