It is important to protect your skin from sun damage. Sun exposure increases the risk of skin cancer and accelerates aging of the skin. Sunburns are proven to increase the risk of melanoma which is the most deadly form of skin cancer.
The first step in skin protection is limiting intense ultraviolet exposures. You should enjoy all the outdoor recreation that you want but do so in a smart way. Try to avoid the intense sun between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Even on cloudy days, it is important to protect your skin because UV radiation can pass through the clouds and cause sunburn. In addition, UV rays reflect off of surfaces like sand, snow, cement, and water. Using two types of protection (shade or clothing plus sunscreen) is the best way to reduce sun exposure. Wear sun protective clothing, hats, protective sunglasses to reduce the development of eye damage. Seek shade whenever possible. Avoid artificial tanning booths.
Sunscreen is an imperfect last resort but can help. Studies show that most people do not put on enough sunscreen to get adequate protection. You should use a sunscreen that says “Broad Spectrum” on the label meaning that it blocks both UVA and UVB rays. We recommend that you use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and reapply every 2 hours. Utilizing sun protection will decrease your risk of skin cancer and slow down the aging of your skin.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us.
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