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The Best Ways to Prevent Skin Cancer

In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to provide you with some helpful prevention tips.  Protection from UV rays is important all year round, not just during the summer months.  Though they are strongest during late spring and early summer, UV rays can harm you on cloudy and hazy days, as well as, bright and sunny days.  Therefore, we recommend some easy options for additional protection:

  • seek shade, especially during midday hours (10am-4pm)
  • wear clothing to protect exposed skin
  • wear a wide brim hat to shade your face, head, ears, and neck
  • wear sunglasses that block as close to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays
  • use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher, and protects from both UVA and UVB rays
  • avoid indoor tanning

Sunscreens wear off, so remember to reapply every 2 hours, and after swimming or activities that cause you to sweat.  Some make-ups contain the same chemicals found in sunscreen, but usually not enough to provide adequate protection.  And like everything else, sunscreens have a shelf life too.  Check the expiration date.  They are usually good for about 1-3 years.

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Contact our office to take advantage of our sunscreen offer and to learn more about skin cancer prevention and treatment.