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Protect Your Skin From the Harmful Effects of the Sun

October 18, 2016

Even though summer has flown by in the blink of an eye it’s still important that you know how to protect your skin from the potentially dangerous effects of the sun’s rays. No matter if you are at risk for skin cancer or not, knowing how to care for your skin while out in the sun will protect you from needing skin cancer treatment from our San Diego, CA cosmetic dermatologists, Dr. William Heimer and Dr. Gerald Haas, in the future.

Enjoy the Shade

Even though it may seem like a great plan to go to the beach between the hours of 10am-4pm, this is when the sun’s rays are at their strongest. Therefore, if you do decide to go outside during these times it’s important that you stay in the shade as much as possible. Opt for a wide-brimmed hat and stay nestled under a beach umbrella so you can still enjoy the beauty of the beach without the potential sunburn.

Don’t Feel the Burn

The last thing you want to do is burn, especially if you are on vacation. Red, painful skin can put quite the damper on your vacation and also increase your chances of developing skin cancer. Therefore, your San Diego skin doctor’s will advise that you never go anywhere without sunscreen.

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Know How to Use Sunscreen

If you don’t use sunscreen

Apply about 2 tablespoons of sunscreen to the entire body about 30 minutes before going out. Opt for

Protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun

Wear Protective Clothing

As you may already realize the thicker the fabric the more protection it will offer from the sun, so opt for more thickly woven fabrics,

And if you are at an increased risk of developing skin cancer then you may even want to consider purchasing sun-protective clothing like Solumbra® or Coolibar®, particularly if you have a job that requires you to be outside.

Are you noticing any new growths or changes in your skin? Then it’s time you called Hillcrest Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology in San Diego, CA for a skin cancer screening. The sooner we can detect an issue the better.