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Tips for Summer Sun Protection

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Tips for Summer Sun Protection

 

A:

Summer is finally here!

 

With long hours of sunlight to lounge on the beach, hit the links and dig in the garden, it’s time to put on the sunblock.

 

Although skin cancer is largely avoidable, the incidence has increased dramatically since the 1970’s. Studies show that about 70% of adults don’t protect themselves from the sun.

Here are some summer sun protection tips:

 

  • Avoid unnecessary exposure, especially during peak UV hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Apply sunblock rated SPF 30 or higher frequently
  • Wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, broad- brimmed hats, and UV-protective sunglasses
  • Teach your children good sun protection habits. Most sun damage is done before you’re 18
  • Examine your skin, head to toe once every 3 months

This winter, remember that a day spent in the sun during the winter can do more damage than a day at the beach in July! Many people don’t realize that the winter sun poses just as severe a threat to the skin as the summer sun. People don’t think of sunburn as a risk on cold days, but it’s the ultra violet light that burns the skin, not the temperature. Additionally, when a person is outdoors in the snow, they not only face direct sunlight, but the sunlight reflecting off of the snow.

 

Contact us if you have further questions on any of the Questions and Answers you see here, or to schedule a consultation.

 

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