One of the things I enjoy most about summer is that it gets us outdoors to enjoy various activities. Whether it’s for work or fun, this time of year is a good time to keep in mind that skin safety is very important for you and your family. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States*.
Here are some quick tips to keep in mind during the summer and year round.
• Always wear sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15. Broad spectrum sunscreens are best as they absorb a higher percentage of UVA and UVB sun rays.
• Apply sunscreen generously to all exposed areas at least 20-30 minutes before going outside. This allows the sunscreen to bind to your skin so it won’t immediately “sweat” off.
* Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/
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