Warmer weather is here and as a reminder to all of you sun worshipers, you should always be applying sunblock to any exposed skin.
There are two types of ultraviolet rays; UVA and UVB. UVA rays (also known as “aging rays”) can cause premature aging skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and age/sun spots. UVB rays (also known as “burning rays”) can cause sunburns, and is most known for causing skin cancer. Limiting your exposure to both UV rays will help in the process of prevention.
Checking your skin frequently for new growths, moles/freckles (even with no color change), sun spots, or uneven skin tones is very important. There are lots of ways to reduce your chances of developing skin cancer by checking your body, applying sunblock everyday and being smart about your length of sun exposure. Using quality SPF will go a long way in supporting your skin’s health and will help maintain a youthful appearance.
As a reminder, we made a list of tips for you to remember about sun safety.
Tips on Prevention
1. Wear SPF 30+ Broad spectrum
2. Cover up!
3. Seek Shade!
4. Reapply! Reapply! Reapply!
5. UV Protection Sunglasses
6. Absolutely NO Tanning beds!!