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Sun Safety: 4 Fabulous Tips for Sun Safety at the Beach

Posted on: June 2nd, 2014 by LAMedicalBlogger
Sun safety tips from LA Medical

Employ these sun safety tips to keep an eye on your skin health when at the beach!

June is National Cancer from the Sun Month and LA Medical wants to be sure you know best practices to avoid sun burns and skin cancer.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and it affects over two million people each year. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Because of these startling statistics, it is essential that you wear sunscreen, especially during the summer when the sun gives off stronger rays.

Since it is National Cancer from the Sun Month, LA Medical has compiled a list of tips for you to follow for sun safety at the beach, in the backyard, or anywhere you may encounter the sun.

  • Seek shade when possible between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. This is when the sun is most powerful and when sun burns are likely to occur.
  • Even one burn can increase your risk of skin cancer, so avoiding sun burns all together will lower your risk of getting melanoma or any other form of skin cancer.
  • Sunscreen is the top way to promote sun safety. Use sunscreen with an SPF (Sun Proof Factor) of 15 or higher each day. Wearing sunscreen everyday will ensure that you are protected from the sun’s rays. The higher the SPF the better, particularly for those who burn easily.
  • Self-examination of your skin is essential. Once a month take the time to look for irregular spots on your skin that seem out of the ordinary. If you are unsure about a spot on your skin, always contact the doctor. It is better to be safe than sorry!

LA Medical is concerned about the welfare of every part of you and skin health is essential to your wellbeing.  Summertime is a great chance to get outdoors, always do so with skin health and sun safety in mind.

These steps can help better the health of your skin and help to prevent all forms of skin cancer.

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