News Keep Your Skin Protected From The Sun SHARE ON: Kaitlin Livingston, contributor, Tuesday, Jul. 12th, 2016 Photo credit: supplied The Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Pine Ridge District Health Unit says the risk of developing skin cancer is greater now than in the past. Officials say days like today, when there’s a high UV index, can leave damage which could lead to skin cancer later in life. They say you should use SPF 30 if you’re in the sun for a long time. Officials say you’re never too young or too old to be harmed by the sun.