Category: Skin Protection

Sunscreen: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Here they come! Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are upon us, and we can’t wait to get out there. Stop and think about all the things you need for a picnic in the park, a day at the beach or pool, or even watching your favorite team play baseball. You will need lots of supplies for a picnic, going to the pool or beach or sitting in the outfield. The most important item you need inside your backpack or beach bag is, of course, sunscreen. Let’s see how much you really know about sunscreen: frequently asked questions and answers.

Continue reading “Sunscreen: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers”

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Routine Full Body Skin Exams

Screenings or preventative care of all kinds like at the dentist, family doctor, or dermatologist is designed for early intervention and to catch problems when they are most treatable, in the early stages. It makes sense to stay ahead of problems. Keep reading for some benefits of an annual exam and why you shouldn’t skip routine full body skin exams.

Continue reading “Why You Shouldn’t Skip Routine Full Body Skin Exams”

Your Summer Guide To Skin Cancer Prevention

We all love summer with water sports, outdoor play, and family outings. By now, most of us understand how essential it is to protect our skin from the sun. The message that still is unclear for many is how often to protect yourself and how. Putting on sunscreen in the morning and thinking you are protected all day is not always the case. Let’s look at the when, how, and where of skin cancer prevention.

Continue reading “Your Summer Guide To Skin Cancer Prevention”

How To Choose The Right Sunscreen

You know it’s important to wear sunscreen. You know it’s important to wear it even when it’s not summertime. You also know it’s even more important to use sunscreen in the summer when we are outside longer hours and when the sun is the hottest.

You know all these things and try to put them into practice, but do you know how to choose the right sunscreen?

Continue reading “How To Choose The Right Sunscreen”

How Family And Personal History Affects Your Skin Cancer Risks

We seem to overlook any concern about skin cancer during the winter. It is “front and center” during the hot summer months, but everyone should be wary of the sun, and other factors, even during wintertime. We still are outside enjoying winter sports, playing with our kids, and social distancing as best we can. Regardless of the time of year, let’s learn how family and personal history affects your skin cancer risk.

Continue reading “How Family And Personal History Affects Your Skin Cancer Risks”

A Refresher Course On Protecting Our Skin From Summer Sun Damage

Most of us have been cooped up for so long in our homes that feeling the sun on our faces again will be quite liberating. Be careful though, because our tender skin will not adjust to the sun’s soothing, but dangerous rays. In fact, it may be time for a quick refresher course on protecting our skin from summer sun damage.

Continue reading “A Refresher Course On Protecting Our Skin From Summer Sun Damage”