Tip of the Day: Sun Safety Tips for Your Skin
Many people love the warm sun. The sun’s rays make us feel good, and in the short term, make us look good. But our love affair isn’t a two way street: Exposure to sun causes many of the wrinkles and age spots on our faces and is the number one cause of skin cancer.
Apply sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or greater at least 30 minutes before sun exposure and then every few hours thereafter
Select cosmetic products and contact lenses that offer UV protection
Wear sunglasses with total UV protection
Wear wide-brimmed hats, long sleeved shirts, and pants
Avoid direct sun exposure as much as possible during peak UV radiation hours between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Perform skin self-exams regularly to become familiar with existing growths and to notice any changes or new growths