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How to protect your skin this summer

A person relaxing on a striped towel on a sandy beach, wearing sunglasses and a striped bikini top.
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A Missouri State University professor explains the importance of sun protection.

Our weekly program, Missouri State Journal, is a collaboration between KSMU Radio and Missouri State University. It's hosted and produced by MSU's Office of Strategic Communication, and it airs each Tuesday morning at 9:45 on KSMU.

Summer is all about fun in the sun. Whether you’re hitting the beach, lounging by the pool, or enjoying a picnic in the park, the sun’s warmth feels amazing. While we all love a sun-kissed glow, shielding our skin is crucial.

Dr. Joshua Smith, professor of biomedical sciences at Missouri State University, explains how to protect your skin during the summer months.

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Adair Seifert has worked at Missouri State University since 2022. She’s currently the content strategist in the Office of Strategic Communication. She is a content creator and social media manager and has a BS in communication studies from Evangel University.