Go with the “Beauty you were born with” – Guidelines from Dr. Thomas J. Braza
Fact: 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.
9 Steps to Save Your Skin
- Seek the shade between 10 AM and 4 PM.
- Do not burn.
- Avoid sun tanning and never use UV tanning booths.
- Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
- Use a broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
- Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every 2 hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
- Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of 6 months.
- Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
- See your doctor every year for a professional skin exam.