Protection against skin disease is very important in view of the prevailing dry and hot weather, said dermatologist Nayani Madurasinghe.
Impacts of exposure to the sun can be minimized by applying body lotions, she said.
Dr. Madurasinghe advises the people to avoid the sun between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm.
If one goes out in the sun, a cap should be worn or an umbrella used, she said.
Exposure to the sun can discolour the skin in the short-term, hasten aging and those with a fair complexion risk getting skin cancer in the long term, added Dr. Madurasinghe.