With the weather now becoming warmer, people will be spending more and more time outdoors. While sunny weather is always nice, it’s also important to remember that exposing your skin to the sun’s rays can also be very dangerous.
While the sun is strongest during the warm summer months, you should always protect your skin. Let’s look at some of the best ways of caring for your skin this summer – and throughout the year!
- Sunscreen. Sunscreen is especially important during the summer, but it should be used year-round as a preventative measure. Even in the winter time, it’s a good idea to wear sunscreen, since the sun’s rays are just as powerful then. Sunscreen should be reapplied every few hours, especially if you are swimming at the beach or are by the pool.
- Wear protective clothing. Sunscreen is always important for your skin’s health. However, it’s also a good idea to wear a brimmed hat while you sit on the beach, since this will offer your face and head extra protection from the harmful glare of the sun’s rays. Wearing pants will also add an extra layer of protection. Also, consider sitting under an umbrella or in a shaded area, which will protect you a bit more.
- Know when the sun is strongest. The sun is at its highest peak from 10: 00 am to 4:00 PM, so patients must take extra care whenever outdoors during this time. Try to avoid direct sunlight!
- Schedule a skin cancer screening. Millions of Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, making it likely that you or someone you know will eventually have the disease. Regular exposure to the sun increases your risk of the condition. Be sure to examine your skin for abnormalities on a regular basis, and to schedule skin cancer screenings with your dermatologist, especially if you have a family history of the disease!
Dermatologist in Grosse Pointe
To learn more about how protect your skin from the sun or to schedule a skin cancer screening, contact us today and schedule a consultation. Our offices are located in Grosse Pointe, and we can be reached directly at (313) 886-2000. We look forward to hearing from you.
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