Summer is on its way, and here is what you need to know so that you can properly protect your skin from sun damage.
- The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using an SPF 30. An SPF 50 or higher blocks a little more UVB rays (99 versus 97 percent)
- Never apply less than a teaspoon of sunscreen to your face. Apply at least 30 minutes before you go in the sun, allowing the product to sink in.
- An SPF 15 moisturizer and an SPF 30 sunscreen don’t add up to an SPF 45.
- Be sure to apply sunscreen every couple of hours if you plan on being outside for a long period of time. One application isn’t enough, be sure to apply every couple of hours.
Save the date! As of May 1st, The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery is offering complimentary skin exams. Go to http://www.aad.org/to find a participating doctor near you or ask us for a referral. Pick up your body map to track your moles at your next appointment. Here’s to healthy skin!
Source: Allure Magazine