UPDATED: Friday, June 1, 2012 - 9:40pm
WACO -- The UV level in Central Texas is 11, which is two times the average level increasing your chance of a sun burn.
According to the EPA, 11 is considered in the "extreme" category meaning protection is needed but it would be best to avoid the sun if possible.
So look for protection like umbrellas and hats when outside and most importantly doctors say wear sunscreen.
But there are a few things you should look for when buying your next bottle.
"On the label look at that it protects against both UVA and UVB and also look at that number, the 30 that you want to get," Dr. Tim Martindale said.
Doctors say even if you have a dark complexion you can still burn and be susceptible to skin cancer.