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Choosing the right sunscreen

The weather’s warming up, school is almost over, summer is here! But along with the extra sun comes sunburns. Repeated exposure to sun has to potential to cause skin cancer, so it is important to wear sunscreen. But with so many brands, SPF ratings, UVA/UVB choices, how can you know which one is right for you?

Sunscreen for Healthy Skin

Many think that summer is the perfect time to get the perfect tan. But to be sure to prevent skin cancer, you should use UVA/UVB protection with an SPF of 50 or higher if you have sensitive skin. And you should be slathering it anywhere the sun shines – face, nose, ears, shoulders, arms, legs.

Avoid spray-on sunscreens, as more of the spray can end up in the air than your skin.

What Else Can I Do?

There are many ways to protect your skin from the sun. We recommend finding a hat that shades your face and neck. Additionally, women can find makeup that has sunscreen. Laundry detergents such as Rit Sunguard can help your clothes block out even more sun. Consider using chap-stick with sun blocker in it as well.

Stay Safe

It’s easy to have fun in the sun. Stay safe from the dangerous part of being outside by taking precautions with sunscreen. If you have any further questions about preventing or treating skin cancer, call our clinic or request an appointment.

Questions? Comments? Contact Us

If you have any questions about cosmetic dermatology, or how we can help you get and keep beautiful skin, call the clinic at 801-768-8800 or visit our Contact page.